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Cancelled - an award winning one act farce set in a 1940's radio station by M. Robert Gruwald
AuthorOFF THE WALL PLAYS, - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
FormatOne-act.
SynopsisIn this one act farce, set in a studio in a radio station in the 1940′s, the cast of a popular radio show are held hostage by one of the show’s sponsors, Monty Navoli, who is furious that the show has been cancelled, and who also, unfortunately, appears to be a member of the mob. When it is discovered that the producer of the show, Walter St. Paul, has taken Monty Navoli’s money and spent it himself, Monty threatens to shoot him unless the show goes on air one last time. It all falls hilariously apart as the actors struggle to produce a whole show with only a few pages of script, no sound man and a gun pointed at their heads. The play was selected as a finalist in Riant Theatre’s 2008 Strawberry One-Act Festival, and placed second in the Little Theatre of Alexandria’s 2009 one-act playwriting competition.
InformationSuitable for Under-16s to seeComedyFarce
Cast9M 2F and 4 non speaking policeman (minimum 11)
FRED BENNETT Suave, good-looking actor, plays lead role of Parker Bates in the radio show CONSTANCE FIGG No-nonsense leading lady, plays Jennifer in the radio show JASPER HUGHES Elderly British actor, plays Old Man Bates in the radio show GEORGE MINT Flashy young actor, plays the drifter, Jonesy, in the radio show DENNIS PARTRIDGE Fey middle-aged actor, plays Dr. Rupert Rudyard in the radio show DAVIS WEAKLY The show’s effete, clueless narrator BETTY WILKES Dimwitted actress who plays Emily Rudyard in the radio show WALTER ST. PAUL Heavy-set producer/director of the radio show MONTY NAVOLI A mobster, owner of Monty’s Green Grocer, a sponsor of the show KENNY A young gopher at the radio station SGT. DONOVAN Of the LAPD’s Organized Crime Bureau FOUR POLICEMEN
ProductionAn old fashioned radio studio with a sound effects booth
StatusAvailable for performance
Websiteoffthewallplays.com/2013/05/29/cancelled-award-winning-one-act-farce/
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FileDateDescriptionAvailabilityPurchase
Script-743.pdfMon, 16th Sep 2013Cancelled half scriptAvailable to print: £0.00Download here
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