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By: Donaco SmythAdd to Wish List
Script: $7.50
Notebook Script: $16.75
   (8.5 x 11 3-ring binder with large margins for notes)
Piano Score: $20.00  (Includes Production/Rehearsal CD)
First Performance Royalty: $65.00
Each Additional Performance: $65.00
Limited Video Rights: $30.00
Limited Streaming/Broadcast Rights: $50.00
Extra Streams: $0.50
Artwork Image Download: $30.00
Personalized Poster: $2.50
Types: Full Length Play, Community Theatre
Genres: Comedy, Farce
Themes: Friendship, Dating
Running Time: 90 minutes
Speaking Cast: 3-10 females, 2-9 males, 5-19 total cast
Flexibility: doubling possible
ISBN: 978-1-61588-009-6
Title Includes: Adult Language
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Author's Notes:
Each scene in the play is titled. The first scene in the play, “Way of Seeing,” used to be a short sketch comedy that stood on its own. This is also true of the second scene, “A Passionate Man.” The two scenes have nothing in common with each other, just some very odd characters and funny situations. But as the play goes on, we see where all the various plots and character arcs meet and end up. Eventually it becomes apparent how these odd people share several degrees of unexpected connection. I look at it now that it’s finished and, to me, it seems like a kind of record album. Each of the 15 scenes has its own story to tell and its own personality, its own “sound”, and yet, they all eventually add up to a whole album of sorts.
In Annoyed By Life, everybody is a little annoyed about something - mostly their inability to find love. These anxious urbanites deal with endless annoyances such as dating services, yapping poodles, unrequited love, inappropriate hairpieces, and grandmothers who don’t know if they are alive or dead. In tone and style, Annoyed By Life has a lot in common with sketch comedy - the first few scenes introduce a variety of seemingly unrelated characters in some ridiculous situations. However, all the plots eventually come together in unexpected ways as the show progresses, with hilarious results. This play features anywhere from three women and two men playing multiple characters to ten women and nine men.
The L. A. Weekly called the world premiere of Annoyed By Life "zany...intelligently fleshed out." The Tolucan Times said, "If you are in the audience and know you want something unusual and imaginative with lots of energy, wacky characters, good humor and great timing, you are getting what you want with this unique production."

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