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The Appointment

Luigi Jannuzzi

Short Play, Comedy  /  3f, 1m

This is a light hearted comedy about Mr. Toemeali who has a 3 o'clock appointment with God. An excellent play to showcase the results of bullying and pre-judging. Great for high schools and used often by religious organizations.

The Appointment

by  Luigi Jannuzzi

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 1m
  • Duration
    Duration
    10 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Fantasy, Experimental, Faith-based
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
Accolades
Accolades
  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival
Description
This is a hilarious, light hearted, comedy about Mr. Toemeali who has a 3 o'clock appointment with God. In the waiting room he becomes upset when he meets two women who also have 3 o'clock appointments. Macho Tomeali tries to manipulate God's receptionist but only manages to miss God, who is one of the women.  Macho is left to deal with himself in the waiting room.

An excellent play to showcase the results of bullying and pre-judging. Great for high schools and used often by religious organizations

Part of Off- Off Broadway Festival Plays: 20th Series

History
The Appointment was a winner at the 20th annual Off-Off Broadway Festival in New York City.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Church / Religious Groups
Cautions
  • No Special Cautions

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A bare stage with desk and three chairs. Theatre of the Absurd at its best.
  • Additional Features: Local Celebrity Cameo
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3f, 1m
Cast Attributes
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Cross gender casting
  • Roles for Teens
  • Flexible casting
  • Parts for Senior Actors
Casting Notes

Character genders are flexible and can be changed to fit the needs of your production.

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Press

"Surprisingly amusing" - The Flat Hat, The College of Willam & Mary

"The play concludes that there is still hope." - Shawnee News

"Hilarious and what a surprise ending."- Ryan Wagner, The College of New Jersey Theatre Dept

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Authors

Luigi Jannuzzi

Luigi Jannuzzi is an award-winning playwright of one-act theater pieces as well as full-length plays, who combines romantic/absurdist comedy with serious themes of love, truth, and the need to rise above it all. His one-act plays, such as A Bench at the Edge and The Barbarians Are Coming are winners of the Samuel Frenc ...

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