The Good Doctor

Play

Writers: Neil Simon

Overview

Show Information

Book
Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1973
Genres
Comedy
Settings
Period, Contemporary
Time & Place
russia, turn of the (20th) century
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
None
Dancing
None
Licensor
Ideal for
professional theatre, university / college theatre, amateur theatre, community theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

A combination of Neil Simon and Chekhov, The Good Doctor, a comedy with music, is, by turns, charming, hilarious, sad, and touching. It centers around a writer, who speaks to the audience and shares his writing with them, throughout one day. He presents them with a plethora of scenes: some are from his childhood, others are his family and friends, and still others are his own life experiences. The audience meets a variety of characters, all of whom are immediately relatable and strikingly human.

*Despite the many characters only 3m and 2f actors are required.

Lead Characters