The Ballad of 423 and 424

The Ballad of 423 and 424
by Nicholas C. Pappas

Productions (22)
  • Comedy
  • 10 - 15 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m
  • Set: Single set with two doors and the outer hallway of an apartment building. Set can simply be a blank stage with two curtains representing doors.

The Ballad of 423 and 424
by Nicholas C. Pappas

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Productions (22)
  • Comedy
  • 10 - 15 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m
  • Set: Single set with two doors and the outer hallway of an apartment building. Set can simply be a blank stage with two curtains representing doors.

When a new neighbor moves in next door to one of the most popular and reclusive novelists in the world, she knocks his entire obsessive routine out of balance. In this opening-and-closing-door ballet of love and loneliness, will either be brave enough to answer the other's knock?

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $35
NOTE: This play is part of an anthology called Humana Festival 2012: The Complete Plays.
Standard Edition $19.95
Standard Manager Edition $0.00

*The per performance fee begins at $35. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

When a new neighbor moves in next door to one of the most popular and reclusive novelists in the world, she knocks his entire obsessive routine out of balance. In this opening-and-closing-door ballet of love and loneliness, will either be brave enough to answer the other's knock?

This play is available from Playscripts, Inc. in the book Humana Festival 2012: The Complete Plays.

  • Comedy
  • 10 - 15 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m
  • Set: Single set with two doors and the outer hallway of an apartment building. Set can simply be a blank stage with two curtains representing doors.

Published Reviews

"A masterpiece of the short play format."

Raven J. Railey, Theatre Louisville

"It's wacky and good fun, and shows how even accomplished people must overcome their fears--and what good things can happen when they do."

Cary Stemle, LEO Weekly

"This quick-moving and hilarious boy-meets-girl play delivers the romantic goods."

Kate Barry, artslouisville.com

Production History

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OCT 06, 2017 - OCT 08, 2017
Sidwell Friends School
Washington, DC United States
Sidwell Friends School Washington, DC United States
APR 29, 2017 - APR 30, 2017
Class
Spearfish, SD United States
Class Spearfish, SD United States
APR 18, 2017 - APR 20, 2017
Flagler College
St. Augustine, FL United States
Flagler College St. Augustine, FL United States
APR 06, 2017 - APR 08, 2017
Vanderbilt University Theatre
Nashville, TN United States
Vanderbilt University Theatre Nashville, TN United States
MAR 02, 2017 - MAR 03, 2017
Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN United States
Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN United States
NOV 30, 2016 - DEC 01, 2016
Hartwick College Theatre Arts
Oneonta, NY United States
Hartwick College Theatre Arts Oneonta, NY United States
MAY 13, 2016 - MAY 14, 2016
University Of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI United States
University Of Wisconsin Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI United States
APR 13, 2016 - APR 13, 2016
Stouffville Theatre Company
Stouffville, ON Canada
Stouffville Theatre Company Stouffville, ON Canada
MAR 09, 2016 - MAR 10, 2016
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Winnipeg, MB Canada
St. John's-Ravenscourt School Winnipeg, MB Canada
FEB 12, 2016 - FEB 20, 2016
Clackamas High School
Clackamas, OR United States
Clackamas High School Clackamas, OR United States
JAN 23, 2016 - FEB 06, 2016
Pleasant Valley High School Theatre
Bettendorf, IA United States
Pleasant Valley High School Theatre Bettendorf, IA United States
JAN 12, 2016 - JAN 12, 2016
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Milwaukee, WI United States
Milwaukee Repertory Theater Milwaukee, WI United States
JAN 08, 2016 - JAN 11, 2016
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Milwaukee, WI United States
Milwaukee Repertory Theater Milwaukee, WI United States
JUN 29, 2014 - JUN 29, 2014
Santa Margarita Catholic High School
Santa Margarita, CA United States
Santa Margarita Catholic High School Santa Margarita, CA United States
MAY 03, 2014 - MAY 04, 2014
University of California: Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA United States
University of California: Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA United States
MAR 28, 2014 - MAR 30, 2014
Spencer Community Theatre
Spencer, IA United States
Spencer Community Theatre Spencer, IA United States
APR 19, 2013 - APR 20, 2013
Lassiter High School
Marietta, GA United States
Lassiter High School Marietta, GA United States
MAR 31, 2012 - APR 01, 2012
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival)
Louisville, KY United States
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival) Louisville, KY United States
JAN 10, 2012 - JAN 13, 2012
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Apprentice/Intern Company)
Louisville, KY United States
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Apprentice/Intern Company) Louisville, KY United States
DEC 10, 2011 - DEC 11, 2011
Nothern Michigan University
Marquette, MI United States
Nothern Michigan University Marquette, MI United States
APR 22, 2011 - APR 22, 2011
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Reading)
Washington, DC United States
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Reading) Washington, DC United States
OCT 21, 2010 - OCT 21, 2010
San Francisco State University (Mainstage)
San Francisco, CA United States
San Francisco State University (Mainstage) San Francisco, CA United States
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MAR 31, 2012 - APR 01, 2012
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival)
Louisville, KY United States
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival) Louisville, KY United States
APR 22, 2011 - APR 22, 2011
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Reading)
Washington, DC United States
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Reading) Washington, DC United States

Awards (3)

Winner, Heideman Award (2012)

Finalist, Kennedy Center ACTF National Ten Minute Play Award (2011)

Finalist for the National Partners--American Theatre Award for Strongest Writer's Voice (2011)