(I Am) Nobody's Lunch

(I Am) Nobody's Lunch
(a cabaret about how we know what we know when nobody knows if everyone else is lying and when someone or something wants to have you for lunch)
by Steven Cosson, Michael Friedman, The Civilians

Productions (7)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 5 m (5-15 actors possible: 2-7 f, 3-8 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Simple.

(I Am) Nobody's Lunch
(a cabaret about how we know what we know when nobody knows if everyone else is lying and when someone or something wants to have you for lunch)
by Steven Cosson, Michael Friedman, The Civilians

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Productions (7)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 5 m (5-15 actors possible: 2-7 f, 3-8 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Simple.

Delving into the politics of information, The Civilians -- in its singular signature style -- conducted extensive interviews with subjects ranging from a policymaker at Homeland Security on the verge of a nervous breakdown to a plucky extraterrestrial (channeled by an equally funny human); from every Jessica Lynch in the phone book (who was willing to talk) to soldiers guarding the New York subway with unloaded weapons. Turning these interviews into a mercurial cabaret-play, a versatile cast inhabits an eccentric cast of characters, all taken from real life.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
NOTE: This play is part of an anthology called The Civilians: An Anthology of Six Plays.
Standard Edition $18.95
Standard Manager Edition $0.00

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Delving into the politics of information, The Civilians -- in its singular signature style -- conducted extensive interviews with subjects ranging from a policymaker at Homeland Security on the verge of a nervous breakdown to a plucky extraterrestrial (channeled by an equally funny human); from every Jessica Lynch in the phone book (who was willing to talk) to soldiers guarding the New York subway with unloaded weapons. Turning these interviews into a mercurial cabaret-play, a versatile cast inhabits an eccentric cast of characters, all taken from real life.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 5 m (5-15 actors possible: 2-7 f, 3-8 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Simple.

Published Reviews

"A funny, searching, at times plaintive look at the dangerous blurring of fact and myth in American culture."

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"An elegant balance of intellectual inquisitiveness, political comment and sly entertainment..."

Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

"Four Stars... a script as sharp as a tack, clever songs, five terrific singer/performers..."

Robert Dawson Scott, The Times of London

"Four Stars... quirkily clever, edifyingly fun and, in all, rather brilliant..."

Kieron Quirke, The Evening Standard

"...An inventive and provocative exploration of the 21st-century condition."

Sam Marlowe, The Times

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MAY 13, 2010 - MAY 15, 2010
Vanarts
Vancouver, BC Canada
Vanarts Vancouver, BC Canada
SEP 05, 2006 - SEP 23, 2006
Soho Theatres
London, UK United States
Soho Theatres London, UK United States
AUG 04, 2006 - AUG 28, 2006
Assembly Rooms (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)
Edinburgh, United States
Assembly Rooms (Edinburgh Festival Fringe) Edinburgh, United States
APR 25, 2006 - APR 30, 2006
American Repertory Theatre
Cambridge, MA United States
American Repertory Theatre Cambridge, MA United States
APR 19, 2006 - APR 23, 2006
Annenberg left for the Performing Arts
Philadelphia, PA United States
Annenberg left for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA United States
JAN 19, 2006 - FEB 05, 2006
59E59 Theaters
New York, NY United States
59E59 Theaters New York, NY United States
SEP 24, 2004 - OCT 17, 2004
PS122
New York, NY United States
PS122 New York, NY United States
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Production Group
Location
SEP 05, 2006 - SEP 23, 2006
Soho Theatres
London, UK United States
Soho Theatres London, UK United States
AUG 04, 2006 - AUG 28, 2006
Assembly Rooms (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)
Edinburgh, United States
Assembly Rooms (Edinburgh Festival Fringe) Edinburgh, United States
APR 25, 2006 - APR 30, 2006
American Repertory Theatre
Cambridge, MA United States
American Repertory Theatre Cambridge, MA United States
APR 19, 2006 - APR 23, 2006
Annenberg left for the Performing Arts
Philadelphia, PA United States
Annenberg left for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA United States
JAN 19, 2006 - FEB 05, 2006
59E59 Theaters
New York, NY United States
59E59 Theaters New York, NY United States
SEP 24, 2004 - OCT 17, 2004
PS122
New York, NY United States
PS122 New York, NY United States