The Sunday Giveaway: Two Tickets to Craving for Travel!

Just in time for Christmas vacation comes an Off Broadway play about . . . people taking a vacation.  And we’ve got two tickets to give away for free.

Here’s what Craving for Travel (which opens its limited 4 week engagement on January 9th) is about:

Gary and Joanne, rival travel agents and former spouses, are vying for their industry’s most prestigious honor: the Globel Prize. With their reputations on the line, they’ll tackle any request, no matter how impossible, and any client, no matter how unreasonable. Full of overzealous travelers, overbooked flights, and hoteliers who are just over it, Craving for Travel reminds us why we travel…and everything that can happen when we do.

What that description doesn’t tell you is that the play has over 30 characters . . . and only 2 actors.  Now we’re talking theatrical, right?

Whether it’s this seasons A Gentleman’s Guide . . . or Charles Ludlam’s Mystery of Irma Vep, the theater is full of plays that use a tiny cast but a long character list to tell its story.  And in most of those cases, that’s the reason the play is put on the stage in the first place!

And now Craving for Travel becomes a part of that canon.

But what if there were more . . .

Imagine that you were the Artistic Director of a Non-Profit theater.  And your budget just got slashed to 10% of its original size (sorry if this hits too close to home for some of you . . . stupid financial crisis).  Now imagine that you have to produce a new interpretation of a classic play or musical . . . but with only 2 actors.

What play or musical would you do?  Comment below and you could win two tickets to Craving for Travel.

 

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  • Lydia Shirley says:

    I would do A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

  • Brian says:

    Passion. To have one actress portray the beautiful Clara and the sickly Fosca would add yet another layer of meaning. Would the actress use makeup for the beautiful or the ugly character? The actor portraying all the male parts would have an intriguing job also.

  • Gillien says:

    A Tale of Two Cities or The Scarlet Pimpernel, as the same actor already plays 2 roles in each.

  • LARRY ABRAMSKY says:

    HAROLD ROME’S MUSICAL “GONE WITH THE WIND”

    “AH DON’T KNOW NOTHIN ‘BOUT BIRTHIN’ BABIES, MISS SCARLET !!!!”

  • Alexis Marnel says:

    2 person re-interpreted hip hop version of Romeo and Juliet. OR scrap it all and schmooze the board of directors and produce “I am my own wife”

  • John P. says:

    Easy. Mrs. Doubtfire because it’s all about her (him) and his wife. Two people, memorable scenes.

  • neil says:

    “The 39 Steps.” With the budget reduction, I’d pay good money to see the manic 4 person cast be reduced to 2.

  • Cara says:

    The hilarity of a 2 person production of CATS is too great to leave unsaid.

  • Jen says:

    West Side Story! One person play all of the Shark characters and one all the Jets!

  • Brian Jones says:

    Perhaps not a “classic” but a gem none the less – “Is there really life after high school?” Quite the range of characters and emotions for the actors to portray so that the audience sees a little bit of themselves in each character.

  • Karl says:

    Macbeth, of course!

  • Lester says:

    The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby

  • Ginger Dayle says:

    I am an Artistic Director at a small non-profit theatre and financial crises happen EVERYDAY… You need to get used to it or get into another line of work… I am constantly looking for small plays that can fill the stage and often go to off-Broadway when I can (or at least read the reviews on line) so this show is right up my alley. Hopefully I’ll win the tickets so I won’t have to buy them. As a non-profit arts worker I am always broke form spending my money on tickets to other peoples’ art!

  • Donald Jordan says:

    In the spirit of the season (and because it is already the most produced play in America EVERY year) I would love a 2 person CHRISTMAS CAROL. I think it would be be produced often and audiences would love it. God bless us, everyone.

  • Rick Reynolds says:

    “Gypsy”! I’d live to see 2 performers do the 3-person “Together” as well as 1 performer (Nancy Opel could do it) play all 3 veteran strippers. “Mr. Goldstone,” too, would be hilarious!

  • Brittany Ricciardi says:

    “A Streetcar Named Desire” , Have only Stanley and Blanche as characters with a minimal apartment set. I think it could be done well!

  • I wanted to say, “A Christmas Carol,” but since someone has said that, I will go with “Little Shop of Horrors.”

  • How touching it would be to see two seasoned actors take on SHADOWLANDS. I’m particularly thinking toward the end of the play when C.S. Lewis and Douglas are together mourning the death of Joy Davidman. How powerful for the actress who plays Joy to now be playing her son, Douglas, weeping and in need of consoling from a grieving Lewis. That would be a moving scene.

  • Ellen Orchid says:

    “Phantom of the Opera”. One “Phantom” and one “Christine”. The two of them would play The Chandelier. That would be quite a feat. Happy holidays, all!

  • Bryan Austermann says:

    The Lion King, complete with Julie Taymor puppets, done with only two actors.

  • Stacey says:

    Oh, Streetcar for sure. If only Charles Ludlam could play the male roles. Or possibly the female roles….

  • Margie Goldsmith says:

    “Little Me” because these days, everyone’s a diva.

  • Fran says:

    It feels like cheating to say: The Emperor’s New Clothes.

    Loved Stones in Their Pockets, a 2 person show on – I’m pretty sure – a bare stage.

    Little Shop of Horrors – Doug Sills stole the last revival with the multiple characters he played and he looked like he was having such a good time.

    MacBeth – would double the cast of Alan Cumming’s recent production.

    Waiting for Godot would probably work really easily with only 2.

    A Little Night Music – just because you said musical and I like Sondheim.

  • “The King and I” would be spectacular with Hugh Jackman playing the King and all the male and some female roles, and Amy Adams playing Anna, other woman and some men roles. For the “The March of the Siamese Children” Jackmand and Adams could handle puppets.

  • Mary McCann says:

    I would LOVE to see a 2 person Les Miz!!!!

  • The Zoo Story & Krapp’s Last Tape

    A revival of a classic bill.

  • lexi says:

    I think they should do a two-person version of Funny Girl. Two people could definitely pull it off.

  • Ellen Orchid says:

    How about “Gypsy” told by -Rose and Louise only.

  • Maria says:

    2 Person My Fair Lady? Eliza and the men surrounding her

  • ECP says:

    “Pygmalion”

  • Paula says:

    Let’s try South Pacific or The King and I.

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