Dead Wait

Dead Wait
by Carson Kreitzer

Productions (7)
  • Dark comedy/drama
  • 35 - 40 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Simple unit set, ideally a black box.

Dead Wait
by Carson Kreitzer

(0)
Productions (7)
  • Dark comedy/drama
  • 35 - 40 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Simple unit set, ideally a black box.

Languishing in Limbo, two dead waiters and Jayne Mansfield share the intimate details of their lives, and the violent tragedies that brought them to their current state. A sly and haunting meditation on being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Min. Performance Fee* $40
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Play Details

Languishing in Limbo, two dead waiters and Jayne Mansfield share the intimate details of their lives, and the violent tragedies that brought them to their current state. A sly and haunting meditation on being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • Dark comedy/drama
  • 35 - 40 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Simple unit set, ideally a black box.

Published Reviews

"Kreitzer's piece brilliantly eavesdrops on this trio and their randomly poignant, puerile, psychotic reminiscences of young lives lost."

Deborah Caulfield Rybak, Star Tribune (Minnesota)

"Part Waiting for Godot and part No Exit, Dead Wait is a darkly comic exploration of memory, and of how memories influence not just daily activities, but also eternal obsessions."

Jaime Kleiman, mnartists.org (Minnesota)

"Sharp as a razor blade...filled with delicious turns of phrase and deft characterization...not to be missed."

Matthew Everett, Minnesota Fringe

"Carson Kreitzer's new play takes place in an afterlife populated by Jayne Mansfield and two waiters...it is diverting and much funnier than its ghoulish outlines might suggest."

Quinton Skinner, City Pages (Minnesota)

Production History

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MAY 31, 2013 - JUN 30, 2013
Pegasus Theatre
Dallas, TX United States
Pegasus Theatre Dallas, TX United States
JAN 15, 2009 - JAN 15, 2009
York Mills Collegiate Institute
Toronto, ON Canada
York Mills Collegiate Institute Toronto, ON Canada
NOV 06, 2008 - NOV 06, 2008
Richardson High School Theatre
Richardson, TX United States
Richardson High School Theatre Richardson, TX United States
AUG 04, 2005 - AUG 14, 2005
Emigrant Theatre
Minneapolis, MN United States
Emigrant Theatre Minneapolis, MN United States
OCT 01, 2002 - OCT 31, 2002
The Actors Gang
Los Angeles, CA United States
The Actors Gang Los Angeles, CA United States
JUN 01, 1999 - JUN 30, 1999
Perishable Theatre (staged reading)
Providence, RI United States
Perishable Theatre (staged reading) Providence, RI United States
JUL 31, 1997 - AUG 02, 1997
Clubbed Thumb, HERE Arts Center (Summerworks)
New York, NY United States
Clubbed Thumb, HERE Arts Center (Summerworks) New York, NY United States
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Production Group
Location
AUG 04, 2005 - AUG 14, 2005
Emigrant Theatre
Minneapolis, MN United States
Emigrant Theatre Minneapolis, MN United States
OCT 01, 2002 - OCT 31, 2002
The Actors Gang
Los Angeles, CA United States
The Actors Gang Los Angeles, CA United States
JUL 31, 1997 - AUG 02, 1997
Clubbed Thumb, HERE Arts Center (Summerworks)
New York, NY United States
Clubbed Thumb, HERE Arts Center (Summerworks) New York, NY United States

Awards (1)

Perishable Theater Women's Playwriting Festival, 1999