21A

by  Kevin Kling

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m

"Stunning." - U.S.A. Today

"Astonishing." - Newsweek

This one man tour-de-force originally starred the author playing all eight of the people on a Minneapolis bus. Structured as a series of monologues in…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

This one man tour-de-force originally starred the author playing all eight of the people on a Minneapolis bus. Structured as a series of monologues in which events occur simultaneously, this hilarious and decidedly different work had them rolling in the isles at Actors Theatre of Louisville's famed Humana Festival, where it won the Heidemann Award. Characters include the drool driver, an odd lady, a religious proselytizer, a drunk with a 12 pack over his head, a business man who is not Dave no matter how fervently the drunk insists he is and a mysterious intruder.
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Accolades

  • Kevin Kling is the 1993 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama

Reviews

REVIEWS

"Stunning." - USA Today

"Astonishing." - Newsweek

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £52 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: The 21A bus that runs between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Casting

1m
RON HUBER - driver of the 21A
GLADYS - in her late 50s, wears coat, curlers, and cat-eye glasses
CHAIRMAN FRANCIS - in his late teens, wears a dark suit, has a Boston accent
STUDENT - a political science student
NOT DAVE - a man who is not named Dave
CAPTAIN TWELVE PACK - a brand new drunk
STEVE - a kid, wears thick glasses and second hand clothes, talks with a lateral lisp
JIM SHIPLY - a nervous passenger with a gun
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

All of the characters are played by one person.

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Authors

Kevin Kling

Kevin Kling's one-person plays include 21A, Home and Away, and The Education of Walter Kauffmann. He is the author of Lloyd's Prayer, 7 Dwarfs, The Ice Fishing Play, Mississippi Panorama, and Gulliver, A Swift Journey. His commentaries can be heard on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. Mr. Kling graduated f ...

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