by Hailey, Oliver

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Genre: Drama

Cast 1 male 1 female

Length Short

Set Flexible

Licence UK & Ireland only


The first half of an integrated program of twenty-four short plays. Conceived by playwright Oliver Hailey as a project for the writers workshop which he established in Los Angeles, 24 HOURS (AM & PM) developed from a request that each workshop member write a short five to ten-minute play dealing with events at a particular hour of the day or night. The result was a program of great variety and wide-ranging imagination, which went on to critical and popular success in its production by the Back Alley Theatre. This first half of 24 HOURS consists of twelve short plays covering the hours of one A.M. to twelve noon. Ranging widely in mood and style, from zany humor to touching sentiment to near tragedy, the plays cover the gamut of human emotions as well as the times of the day. Neatly dovetailed, the program moves along with exceptional swiftness and in covering so many facets of the human condition, provides an unique theatrical experience which, without question, offers something for everyone.


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