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Suggestion for small contemporary comedy

  • 1.  Suggestion for small contemporary comedy

    Posted 02-07-2020 06:24
    Hi all 
    Looking for small cast 5-10 contemporary comedy .. like Neil Simon .. but not odd couple :) 
    Kind of slap stick like Noises off ( without all the sex :) 

    I'm looking for something that the kids can relate to AND will draw an audience .

    Probably more females than males .. but that's not a huge deal 
    Thank you in advance 
    Jackie 



  • 2.  RE: Suggestion for small contemporary comedy

    Posted 02-08-2020 14:46
    We had a wonderful production of Who Am I This Time (And Other Conundrums of Love) by Aaron Posner. Three short stories by Kurt Vonnegut dramatized and interwoven.  I hoep you find something for your group!

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    Caroline Clayton
    Teacher
    New Palestine IN
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  • 3.  RE: Suggestion for small contemporary comedy

    Posted 02-08-2020 15:26
    I simply love the 3 playwrights who wrote Hallelujah Girls and Dearly Beloved. My students absolutely LOVED acting those 2 plays and the audience loved them too. They are sold through Dramatist.

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    Michaela Moore
    Juneau AK
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  • 4.  RE: Suggestion for small contemporary comedy

    Posted 02-08-2020 20:02
    I will always recommend Arsenic and Old Lace to a high school troupe that wants to sell tickets, teach students to act, and make their audience laugh out loud- literally!

    We also did well with the abridged A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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    Kayla Stafford
    Director of Drama
    Rowan County Schools
    Morehead, KY KY
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  • 5.  RE: Suggestion for small contemporary comedy

    Posted 02-10-2020 12:03
    Do you have set limitations to take into account? If not I'd look at Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop. It is set in the 1940's but was one of my favorite comedies I've produced to date. You could also look at Happily Ever Once Upon by Virginia Kidd.

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    Shira Schwartz
    Chandler Unified School District
    Chandler AZ
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