P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Blind Date, The
By: Forrest Musselman
Cast: 2 M, 6 F, 5 flexible
Performance Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 36 pgs.
FARCE. This fast-paced show has a host of off-the-wall characters and endless opportunities to showcase physical humor. Barney Bumblestoop, a shy and awkward copyeditor, nervously arrives at a fancy restaurant eager to impress his blind date, who happens to be his boss’s daughter. The restaurant’s owner assures Barney that his staff will pull out all the stops to ensure that the couple enjoys a first-class dining experience. To create a romantic ambiance, the restaurant’s musician serenades the couple by playing a toy piano in the background while a creepy water girl with a bad cold loudly sniffles and coughs as she refills their water glasses. The couple also encounters a flirtatious wine steward, an overzealous new waitress, and the restaurant’s egotistical, ill-tempered chef. To top off the evening, one of the customers accidentally chokes on some bread and dies. In a fit of panic and not wanting to ruin Barney’s date, the restaurant owner rushes over and strangles the customer’s wife and the wait staff quickly drag both bodies into the kitchen!
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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: $214.00 (16 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)