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Long Way Go Down

Zayd Dohrn

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1f, 3m

"When was the last time a play made you jump in your seat? Theater can be a difficult medium for suspense, but Long Way Go Downshows how effective a live thriller can be. Dohrn writes fantastic dialogue, masterfully balancing grit and humor. Brutal, funny, powerful." - Time Out Chicago

Long Way Go Down

by  Zayd Dohrn

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
A young Mexican couple is trapped at a way station when they can’t pay off their debts to the American coyotes who smuggled them across the border.
History

Long Way Go Down premiered at the Kitchen Dog Theatre in Dallas, TX in June 2010 under the direction of Chris Carlos.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Gun Shots
  • Intense Adult Themes
  • Strong Language
  • Smoking

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Setting:

An apartment building, a public phone, a safehouse outside of Phoenix, the cab of a semi truck, the desert.

Casting

1f, 3m
Cast Attributes
  • Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
BILLY - 40’s, an American trucker.
CHRIS - 20’s, his son.
NINI and VIOLETTA - 20’s, two Mexican illegals.
The VOICE of an older woman.

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REVIEWS

"When was the last time a play made you jump in your seat? Theater can be a difficult medium for suspense, but Long Way Go Down shows how effective a live thriller can be. Dohrn writes fantastic dialogue, masterfully balancing grit and humor. Brutal, funny, powerful." - Time Out Chicago, Read More 

"The stakes feel dangerously real in Long Way Go Down...Dohrn creates fully formed characters and sustains powerful tension between them as alliances shift depending on the moment." - Chicago Tribune, Read More 

"Beautifully plotted...glitters with brilliant and amusing detail...too thoughtful a play to be praised merely for its thrills and suspense. Yet it's a fun ride." - Dallas Morning News, Read More 


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  • Zayd Dohrn discusses Long Way Go Down

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Zayd Dohrn

Zayd Dohrn was born and raised in New York City. His full-length plays include Outside People (The Vineyard Theatre/Naked Angels), Reborning (The Public/SPF), and ...

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