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3C

Full-Length Play, Satire/Political Satire  /  3f, 3m

The war in Vietnam is over and Brad, an ex-serviceman, lands in L.A. to start a new life. When he winds up trashed in Connie and Linda’s kitchen after a wild night of partying, the three strike a deal for an arrangement that has hilarious and devastating consequences for everyone...

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Parody / Spoof
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
Accolades
Accolades
  • David Adjmi is the 2010 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
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Summary
The war in Vietnam is over and Brad, an ex-serviceman, lands in L.A. to start a new life. When he winds up trashed in Connie and Linda’s kitchen after a wild night of partying, the three strike a deal for an arrangement that has hilarious and devastating consequences for everyone. Inspired by 1970s sitcoms, 1950s existentialist comedy, Chekhov and Disco anthems, 3C is a terrifying yet amusing look at a culture that likes to amuse itself, even as it teeters on the brink of ruin.
History
3C received its world premiere production at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre (w. Piece by Piece Productions) in 2012 under the direction of Jackson Gay. 
Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
  • Parts for Senior Actors
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
BRAD - M, late 20s/early 30s
LINDA - F, late 20s/early 30s
CONNIE - F, late 20s/early 30s
MR. WICKER - M, late 50s/late 60s
MRS. WICKER - F, late 50s/late 60s
TERRY - M, late 20s/late 30s
  • Time Period 1970s
  • Setting An apartment complex in Santa Monica, California. 1978. 
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Additional Features No intermission
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Cautions
    • Intense Adult Themes
    • Strong Language
    • Nudity/Partial Nudity

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"Mr. Adjmi is one of several adventurous young playwrights now ... who rather than avoiding clichés are embracing them to find out what enduring truths and lies still lurk beneath their threadbare exteriors. Sometimes, as in Mr. Adjmi’s “3C”, this can bear revelatory dividends." - The New York Times

"FOUR STARS! CRITICS PICK. Bitterly funny and inventive...Adjmi’s script, quick-cutting from dopey to deranged in seconds, is intensely funny and unnerving in equal measure." - Time Out New York

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TOP 10 OF 2012Sitcom farce returned as tragedy in David Adjmi’s hilarious and discomfiting vivisection of fear and loathing..." - Time Out New York

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Sharp edged, discomfiting...funny and clever." - Associated Press

"TOP 10 OF 2012. Sharp, darkly hilarious... one of the best productions of the season, and one of the saddest." - New York Post

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David Adjmi

David Adjmi was called 'virtuosic' by the New York Times and he was listed as one of the Top Ten in Culture for 2011 by The New Yorker magazine. His play Marie Antoinette received a critically acclaimed world premiere co-production with A.R.T. and Yale Rep. The play won 3 Con ...
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