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Cement Hands

Thornton Wilder

Short Play, Comedy  /  1f, 3m

Diana Colvin, 21, rich and "the finest girl in the world," is engaged to marry Roger Osterman, 27, very rich and "the finest young fellow in the world." With the help of a mystified waiter, Diana's uncle (her lawyer and guardian) sets up a play within a play to make sure Diana knows what she is gett…
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    30 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use
    Suggested Use
    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
Diana Colvin, 21, rich and "the finest girl in the world," is engaged to marry Roger Osterman, 27, very rich and "the finest young fellow in the world." With the help of a mystified waiter, Diana's uncle (her lawyer and guardian) sets up a play within a play to make sure Diana knows what she is getting into: marriage to a supreme tightwad who can give away millions to charity, but can't leave a tip. The action--full of high-jinks as well as a serious message--takes place in a fancy New York City hotel.

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  • Mild Adult Themes

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 30 minutes

Casting

1f, 3m
Cast Attributes
  • Not Applicable

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Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), born in Madison, Wisconsin, and educated at Yale and Princeton, was an accomplished novelist and playwright whose works explore the connection between the commonplace and the cosmic dimensions of human experience.

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