The Butcher, The Beggar and the Bedtime Buddy • a 10-minute play

by Eric Samuelsen

A meat-packing magnate, his daughter, and his second wife play the games and vie for the immense fortune at his fingertips. He knows nothing but the business of making money and has been very successful. His daughter is the go-between in the family as no other family members really want to talk to him, even when they want something from him but she has a problem: the smell of her girlhood home turns her stomach. His second wife is young, well provided for, but still jealous of anything his first wife asks for, as she holds the checkbook. There is that smell.

(Later adapted into the full-length play, MIASMA.)


PLAY DETAILS:

  • 2f 1m
    • BEN — the father
      CLAIRE — a daughter
      ANNA — the mistress
  • Simple projection backdrop, chairs
  • Contemporary costumes
  • ORDER #3264

PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this play: ButcherBeggarBedtimeBuddy PERUSAL
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

PURCHASE REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3264a : $10.00




  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3264d : $10




  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3264e : $10




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Premiered at Plan-B Theatre Company SLAM 2005
  • As recognized by the Dramatists Guild of America, Plan-B Theatre Company is the only professional theatre company in the United States producing full seasons of new plays by local playwrights.

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

The Butcher, The Beggar, and the Bedtime Buddy
A Ten-minute Play

by
Eric Samuelsen

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
The Butcher, The Beggar, and the Bedtime Buddy is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


 

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