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New York Stories: Five Plays About Life in New York

Jason Milligan

Collection / Anthology, Dramatic Comedy  /  4f, 9m

Jason Milligan’s anthology of one-act plays set in New York City features a wide range of styles and tones, ranging from wacky comedy, to romance, to drama.

New York Stories: Five Plays About Life in New York

by  Jason Milligan

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New York Stories: Five Plays About Life in New York

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 9m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description

Jason Milligan’s anthology of one-act plays set in New York City features a wide range of styles and tones, ranging from wacky comedy, to romance, to drama. This collection includes:

Best Warm Beer in Brooklyn
John's Ring
Next Tuesday
Nights in Hohokus
Shoes

History
Each of these plays was originally premiered as part of an evening of one-acts on New York stages.  SHOES was originally presented at Actors Theatre of Louisville in 1984.

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Performing Groups
Cautions
  • Alcohol
  • Intense Adult Themes

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  • See individual titles for licensing fee.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1980s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Each of the plays lives within a single setting, accomplished with minimal sets and props.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4f, 9m
Cast Attributes
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Casting Notes

If you were to produce the entire evening of plays, a total of 13 actors/actresses would be required (though doubling would be possible). The cast breakdowns for each of the plays is considerably smaller.  Please see each of the individual titles for a specific breakdown.

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Jason Milligan

Jason Milligan's many stage plays have been performed in numerous productions across the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe. Thirty-seven of his plays are now published by Samuel French Inc., including ...And Then the Rain Came to Mayfield; Cross Country; New York Stories; Southern Exposures; The Prettiest ...

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