Louis' Lottery

Louis' Lottery by Joseph Sorrentino

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Productions (5)
Drama
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75 - 85 minutes
1 m
Content Notes: Adult language
Set: One park bench; one large trash can.

Louis is a homeless man whose luck appears to have encountered a drastic turn-around when his number is picked in the million-dollar lottery. His best friend tells the story, revealing the deep friendship he developed with Louis in spite of their transient lives on the street. It seems that money -- even the illusion of it -- can create as many problems as it solves. A funny, moving, and gripping tale of two men struggling to get by.

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $85
Standard Edition $10.99
Stage Manager Edition $24.99

*The per performance fee begins at $85. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Louis is a homeless man whose luck appears to have encountered a drastic turn-around when his number is picked in the million-dollar lottery. His best friend tells the story, revealing the deep friendship he developed with Louis in spite of their transient lives on the street. It seems that money -- even the illusion of it -- can create as many problems as it solves. A funny, moving, and gripping tale of two men struggling to get by.

  • Drama
  • |
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 1 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: One park bench; one large trash can.

Published Reviews

"More than merely putting a human face on homeless people, Sorrentino takes viewers under their skin, demonstrating their capacity for humor and perseverance even in heart-rending circumstances."

Sandy Cullen, The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA)

"[Louis' Lottery] is also a surprisingly simple and engaging tale which never preaches or presumes."

Clark Groome, Chestnut Hill Local

"Sorrentino is neither manipulatively heartwarming nor preachy; nor is Louis' Lottery a just-the-facts-ma'am documentary. And yet, in showing us one man telling us the story of another, the piece succeeds in making vivid a life of harsh realities, debilitating dependencies and simple aspirations."

Cary M. Mazer, The Philadelphia City Paper

"It's not a tract; it's an achingly human (and frequently funny) look at two guys who inhabit a class that doesn't often get looked at."

Clifford A. Ridley, The Philadephia Inquirer

Production History

JUN 01, 1999 - JUN 30, 1999
Act II Playhouse
Ambler, PA United States
Act II Playhouse Ambler, PA United States
FEB 01, 1997 - FEB 28, 1997
Open Stage
Harrisburg, United States
Open Stage Harrisburg, United States
JAN 01, 1995 - DEC 31, 1995
New Jersey Shakespeare
, United States
New Jersey Shakespeare , United States
DEC 01, 1994 - DEC 31, 1994
Independent Eye
Philadelphia, PA United States
Independent Eye Philadelphia, PA United States
SEP 01, 1993 - SEP 30, 1993
Walt Whitman Center
Camden, NJ United States
Walt Whitman Center Camden, NJ United States
No upcoming productions.
No professional productions.