P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Glance at New York, A
By: Arthur Reel
Cast: 9 M, 7 F, 7 flexible, extras (Doubling possible)
Performance Time: Approximately 60-75 minutes, 54 pgs.
COMEDY WITH SONG. A hit in its day, A Glance at New York (1848) was one of the first plays to portray working-class life and speech, providing a snapshot of what life was like for those living in New York’s gritty Bowery district. George, a naïve country bumpkin, arrives in New York and is escorted about town by his cousin, Harry. Upon his arrival and throughout his visit, George is humorously swindled out of his watch and most of his money by fast-talking street hustlers. Along the way, George and Harry hook up with Mose, a hulking volunteer fireman and butcher, who loves nothing more than getting into street scuffles: “Dere ain’t one in dat crowd can floor me.” The mischievous three cross-dress to gain access to an all-women’s bowling saloon; make a stop at Loafer’s Paradise, a grimy bar; and manage to get into a street scuffle.
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Scripts: $8.95 each
Prompt Book: $16.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $75.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $354.00 (26 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)