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Men in Suits

Jason Milligan

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m

Published with Any Friend of Percy D'Angelino Is a Friend of Mine and Family Values in Men in Suits: Three Plays About the Mafia.

"You're gonna love Men in Suits." - CRN Radio

"Hilarious...Milligan's dialogue is at turns funny, biting, and sad." - Fairfield Country Weekly

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Not Applicable
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description

Charles Durning, Dan Lauria and James Handy starred at Westport Country Playhouse of this portrait of up and coming Mafia soldiers: Bobby who does as he's told and never questions the legendary Boss and Max who is haunted by the screams of people they've killed. They whack the wrong guy in Grand Central Station and are seen driving to Vermont to confess their error. Short scenes chronicle the drive; settings en route are easily suggested with set pieces.

History
MEN IN SUITS was originally presented as a staged reading at the Westwood Playhouse in Los Angeles in November, 1991 under the auspices of the Patchett Kaufman Entertainment Theatre play reading series. MEN IN SUITS received its world premiere at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Connecticut on August 5, 1996 under the direction of Joe Cacaci.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Alcohol
  • Intense Adult Themes
  • Strong Language
  • Smoking

Licence details

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

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Setting:

Various locations in New York, on Long Island, and on the road to Vermont.  All of these locations are suggested with a set piece or two - a bench for Grand Central Station, two stools for the car, a table and chairs for IHOP, etc.  Light and sound will play an important role in establishing all of these locations.

Casting

3m
Cast Attributes
  • All Male
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
MAX - a Mafia soldier.
BOBBY - Max's friend and colleague, an ex-garbage man.
THE BOSS - Max and Bobby's revered (and feared) leader.

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)

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Press

"You're gonna love Men in Suits. " - CRN Radio

"Hilarious...Milligan's dialogue is at turns funny, biting, and sad." - Fairfield Country Weekly

"Races by in an ever changing montage of emotional loyalty, humor, betrayal, and blood...A fascinating play." - Connecticut Post

"Should go to Broadway." - Westport News

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Authors

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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