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Check Please
a short comedy
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Length: 25-40 minutes
Casting: 7 females, 7 males (4-26 actors possible: 2-13 females, 2-13 males)
Set: Four chairs, two tables, restaurant paraphernalia
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Synopsis: Dating can be hard. Especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother's bridge partner, or a mime. Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse -- until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel? (See also Check Please: Take 2 and Check Please: Take 3.)
  • Performed over 5,180 times in 50 states and in 31 countries: Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Madagascar, the Marshall Islands, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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  • Awards and Honors:
  • #1 most-produced high school short play for nine seasons in a row, from 2004-2005 to 2012-2013 (Educational Theatre Association)
  • Publications:
  • Playscripts, Inc., 2003
  • The Best Stage Scenes 2004 (Smith & Kraus)
  • Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays (Random House, 2007)
  • Actor's Choice: Scenes for Teens (Playscripts, 2010)
  • Random Acts of Comedy: 15 Hit One-Act Plays for Student Actors (Playscripts, 2011)
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