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China Doll

David Mamet

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  2m

"David Mamet has written a devastating portrait of a David Koch/Sheldon Adelson-style tycoon [...] The carefully parsed-out details make for a riveting second act. Much of the language is sublime and there are great one liners along the way." - The Wrap
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Not Applicable
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
A very wealthy businessman buys a plane to carry his fiancée, a non-US citizen, into Canada. However, an unexpected landing of the plane prompts an investigation into the man's affairs based on his tax payment history. As his assistant tries to help him put things back together, secrets are revealed, and it is discovered the man is a powerful political insider who's been evading tax law. The investigation deepens and his future is even more at risk.
History

China Doll premiered on Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theater in October 2015 under the direction of Pam MacKinnon.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Strong Language
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Micey Ross' apartment.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m
Cast Attributes
  • All Male
MICKEY ROSS - an older man 
CARSON - his assistant

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"David Mamet has written a devastating portrait of a David Koch/Sheldon Adelson-style tycoon...The carefully parsed-out details make for a riveting second act. Much of the language is sublime and there are great one liners along the way." - The Wrap

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Authors

David Mamet

David Mamet is the author of the plays: Race, Keep Your Pantheon, School, November, Romance, Boston Marriage, Faustus, Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award), American Buffalo, The Old Neighborhood, A Life in the Theatre, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, Lakeboat, The Water En ...

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