Bromberg, Conrad (American playwright, producer, screenwriter, 19__-____), “Actors,”
a __-minute bare-stage comedy-drama in English, set in a New York City theatre, 1965,
© 1975 by Conrad Bromberg;
• in Conrad Bromberg’s Actors; Two Short Plays (New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1975), 46 pp.;
• also, in Actors and At Home, acting edition (New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 19__), ISBN 0-8222-0008-2, DPS 625;
• also, in The Best Short Plays, 1973-1976, volume 4 , edited and with introduction by Stanley Richards (Chilton Book Company, 1976), ISBN 0-8019-6356-7, LCCN 38-8006, containing “Clevinger’s Trial,” by J. Heller; “Actors,” by C. Bromberg; “Neighbours,” by J. Saunders; “The Horse Latitudes,” by S. Black; “Standard Safety,” by J. Bovasso; “Mel Says to Give You His Best,” by J. L. Rosenberg; “In the Desert of My Soul,” by J. Glines; “Curtains,” by G. Gonzalez; “Sammi,” by E. A. Joselovitz; “Alligator Man,” by J. A. Kaplan; “September Song,” by A. Gottlieb; “Porch,” by J. Sweet;
• script/rights available from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York City, New York, 212-683-8960, telephone 212-683-8960, fax 212-213-1539, http://www.dramatists.com.
• Cited in Play Index 1973-1977: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1978), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, p. 38.
• Also, cited by Allen L. Hubby via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, March 20, 1997; the Hubby citation says,
_____ (m), old, actor; _____ (m), young, actor; _____ (f), __, _____.
“The scene is the bare stage of a theatre, where two actors, one young, one old, await the start of rehearsals. They play chess and exchange theatre stories, but as they do so deeper chords are touched. Just as they represent two generations, and two schools of acting, so do they reflect two distinct ways of thinking[. T]he older man has learned to compromise and to hold back his true opinions; while the younger man must live, and act, as openly as his emotions dictate. Ultimately sparks are struck, and their conversation cuts to the root of human relationships. But, when they part, it is evident that both, in finally revealing their deepest and most honest thoughts, have also gained much from each other perhaps even more than they have been aware of giving.”—Dramatists Play Service Catalogue 1994-1995.
• “Funny sensitive and crafted with consummate skill, this affecting short play was warmly received in its off-off-Broadway production by New York’s noted Ensemble Studio Theater. Also selected by Stanley Richards for inclusion in his ‘Best Short Plays series.’ ‘. . . [W]ritten with great economy and humor.’—Mel Gussow, N.Y. Times.”—Dramatists Play Service Catalogue 1994-1995.
• ‘[W]ritten with great economy and humor.’—Mel Gussow, N.Y. Times.”
• Published with and can pair with “At Home,” a drama, 2m1f.
acting technique, bare stage, chess, generation gap, insight, male bonding, professionalism, rehearsal.