P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
By: Greg Elsasser
Cast: 2 M, 3 F, 1 flexible
Performance Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 32 pgs.
FARCE. Ian, an actor, has made it “big” in his first movie. To celebrate, he has flown his brother and friends from Pelican Rapids, MN, to visit him in Los Angeles. Ian has even purchased $150 tickets for everyone to attend the opening night of a highly anticipated musical at the Shubert Theatre, where Ian plans to introduce his guests to his fiancée. But when Ian arrives at the theatre, he finds his brother doped up on muscle relaxers and wearing a wet suit, and his friends eating microwave popcorn and peering through binoculars at celebrities seated in the audience. Then when Ian’s fiancée shows up late to the show, Ian discovers she’s now a fugitive from the law after having pushed Harrison Ford down an escalator. But worst of all, Ian realizes that not only have his friends crashed his car, but in doing so, injured actor Tony Vincent, who was supposed to play the lead in the musical. NOTE: For a full evening of Minnesota madness, combine this play with another one-act from Greg Elsasser’s Pelican Rapids Trilogy, a collection of plays that features delightfully wacky characters from Minnesota: North of Pelican Rapids (30 mins), The Baby Who Came to Dinner (30 mins).
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Scripts: $6.95 each
Prompt Book: $13.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $60.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $166.00 (9 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)