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Solitaire

There's an air of Tennessee Williams in O'Neill's writing with its strong focus on things Southern, colorful characters, family infighting, down-to-earth feelings and a strong sense of Southern values… This is a superb story, one that is well crafted by the author and one that captures you through the excellent work of the storytellers on stage.

The Slidell Sentry-News, Slidell, LA

  • Full Length Play
  • Comedy
  • 90 minutes

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set
  • Cautions: No Special Cautions

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! American Embassy and Fullbright Invitations to the American Center in Paris and the Tristian Bates Theatre London
Solitaire is a tour de force comedy about inheritance in the style of Oscar Wilde, Chekhov, Tennessee Williams. Matriarch Irene Dubonnet must decide whom to leave her money to and whom to destroy. Her exotic Mississippi Gulf Coast estate is the unforgettable place being fought over by decadent but glamorous relatives, vacationing on her compound one hour from New Orleans!

Funny situations sparked by witty lines bring the audience into an intriguing overview of topsy-turvy privileged life in the Gothic Deep South.

After a round of spontaneous ovation, the audience then clapped thunderously in unison and rushed to performers…

Metro News, The Times-Picayune

There's an air of Tennessee Williams in O'Neill's writing with its strong focus on things Southern, colorful characters, family infighting, down-to-earth feelings and a strong sense of Southern values… This is a superb story, one that is well crafted by the author and one that captures you through the excellent work of the storytellers on stage.

The Slidell Sentry-News, Slidell, LA
  • Casting: 3M, 2F
  • Casting Attributes: Parts for Senior Actors, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

  • IRENE DUBONNET (MIMI) - 60s; strong, stylish widow of one month; wears a hat cocked over one eye, a neck smothered with pearls, a 5-caret solitaire; Irene dresses young—dying her hair a richer version of red to offset her violet eyes—and flashing a fan, color coordinated to each outfit, against the heat; Irene could pass for forty.
  • ROOSTER DUBONNET (ROO) - 30; her son, an artist and a dreamer with the boyish charm of a college freshman; very careless; Rooster appears pale, sickly, with flushed cheeks and locks of hair tumbling in disarray over his forehead; an uncertainty is at the center of all his choices; Rooster forgets to change his clothes.
  • QUINT LEGERE - 45; Irene’s son-in-law, a driven accountant; very neat; no matter what Quint wears, his broad shoulders and smooth tan make him look first class; Quint changes his shirt four times a day to keep crisp in the summer; Quint feels it’s important to dress your best when you feel your worst.
  • BUNKY - 20; the only son of Quint and ex-wife Kitten Dubonnet Legere; nonchalant and seductive in blue jeans and boots, he refuses to relate to school; he wears a tee-shirt which reads, “Protect Wild Life. Throw a Party;” Bunky is a rebel—with a wild streak of fun. He quells his passion for adventure by absorbing himself in blues music and busywork for his relatives.
  • JASMINE RUSH - 36; adopted daughter of Irene Dubonnet, glamorous actress; dresses outrageously—over the edge of Italian fashion—with heavy eye make-up and ensembles contoured to her body and legs; the most famous hand model in the world, Jasmine needs help doing ordinary things like opening bottles, zipping gowns, dialing the phone—so she won’t rip a nail.
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    Solitaire is a tour de force comedy about inheritance in the style of Oscar Wilde, Chekhov, Tennessee Williams. Matriarch Irene Dubonnet must decide whom to leave her money to and whom to destroy. Her exotic Mississippi Gulf Coast estate is the unforgettable place being fought over by decadent but glamorous relatives, vacationing on her compound one hour from New Orleans! Funny situations sparked by witty lines bring the audience into an intriguing overview of topsy-turvy privileged life in the Gothic Deep South.

    $24.95