The Ballad of 423 and 424

The Ballad of 423 and 424 by Nicholas C. Pappas

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Productions (0)
Comedy
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10 - 15 minutes
1 W, 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?

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $40
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 $40. 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 W, 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

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)