Selling Off

Full-Length Play by H.W. Freedman ©Copyright1990 by the Author

Synopsis: Alan, an intensely busy New York accountant, realizes that his success is hollow and pointless. He decides to sell his business and get out of the ‘rat-race’. When he breaks his ‘good news’ to the people around him his life goes out of control. His ex-wife claims the sales proceeds; his mother accuses him of ruining his life; his girlfriend refuses to go out with him; his lawyer refuses to talk to him except through his own lawyer; his clients threaten; his banker rebels; his business partner goes berserk. The pressure builds into a frenzy of misunderstandings and confrontations with disastrous results.

Genre
Cast Breakdown5 male (3 age 40’s, 2 age 50’s); 5 female (1 age 70, 2 age 40, 1 age 20’s, 1 age 30s)
TimeThe Present (Over the course of one day)
PlaceNew York City
SettingAlan’s office in New York City; Bernies office; Various NYC locations
Production HistoryJohn Houseman Theatre, Off-Broadway, NYC, USA, under the direction of Gene Feist.

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