The Balcony Scene
Calhoun, Wil (American playwright, TV executive producer, actor, 19__-____),
“The Balcony Scene,” a __-minute romantic comedy in English in nine scenes, set in a high-rise apartment, Chicago, U.S.A., 1992,
© 1992 by Wil Calhoun;
• in Wil Calhoun’s The Balcony Scene (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1992), ISBN 0-573-69308-0;
• script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., 25 West 45th Street, New York, New York 10010-2751, U.S.A., telephone 212-206-8990, fax 212-206-1429, http://www.samuelfrench.com; or 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90046-2795, U.S.A., telephone 213-876-0570, fax 213-876-6822; or 80 Richmond Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1P1, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416-363-1108; or Samuel French, Ltd., 52 Fitzroy Street, London W1P 6JR, England.
• Cited in Play Index, 1988-1992: An Index to 4,397 Plays, edited by Juliette Yaakov (____-____) and John Greenfieldt (____-____) (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1993), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, 542 pp.
Alvin (m), __, an apartment recluse; _____ (m), Karen’s relentless ex-boyfriend; Karen (f), new neighbor of Alvin, a die-hard optimist.
“Man with fear of leaving his apartment falls in love with next door neighbor.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 56.
“Alvin has had it. He sees civilisation crumbling around him and wants no part of it. The only place he feels safe is inside his Chicago high rise apartment, so that’s where he stays—until Karen moves in next door. She is a die-hard optimist with a high pressure job and a relentless ex-boyfriend who won’t take no for an answer. Alvin and Karen meet on their adjoining balconies and form a friendship that sets their two worlds on a collision course.”—1997 Basic Catalogue of Plays and Musicals (New York; London; Hollywood, California, U.S.A.; Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Samuel French, Inc., 1996), p. 16.
• Samuel French lists this script as full-length.
• “A 1984 Louisiana State University grad, Calhoun is . . . creator and executive producer of the WB sitcom “What I Like About You,” . . . A Baton Rouge native and drama buff in high school, Calhoun entered LSU . . . . Upon graduation in 1984, Calhoun moved to Los Angeles to pursue work as an actor. . . . Frustrated by his lack of progress as an actor, Calhoun sat down to write something he could perform himself. . . . Calhoun, who finances a scholarship for LSU’s theater program . . . . was selected the school’s Young Alum of the Year in 2001 . . . .”
• “Wil Calhoun was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Theatre Program. His work has been produced Off-Broadway at New York's Circle Repertory Company, the Circle Rep Lab, The Empty Space Theatre in Seattle, The Company of Angels Theatre and The Met Theatre in Los Angeles, The Buffalo Theatre in Chicago, and The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. He lives and works in Los Angeles.”—Wil Calhoun playwright - plays biography information, http://www.doollee.com, accessed February 23, 2006.
balcony, friendship, optimism, pessimism, seclusion.