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The Dead Guy

Full Length, Comedy
3 men, 3 women (doubling)
Total Cast: 6, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2139-5
FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: The Pitch: You get one million dollars to spend over the next seven days. A camera crew follows your every move and broadcasts your adventures on national television. The Hook: At the end of the week…you die. The Best Part: The viewing audience gets to vote on the method of your death! For hard-luck Eldon Phelps, the deal is irresistible. But does America have the stomach for this much reality? What would you do if you had one week until you became…"The Dead Guy"? Stay tuned…
“Inspired and ruthless, Eric Coble has preempted the network vultures with THE DEAD GUY.” —Variety. “Daringly staged and thrilling to watch.” —Denver Post. “Whether you are entertained or disgusted, Coble’s skillfully woven comedy is a humorous and thoughtful critique on society’s obsession with other people’s realities.” —L.A. Splash. “Playwright Eric Coble has built THE DEAD GUY around one of the brightest notions of recent seasons.” —Houston Chroni-cle. “A brilliant twist by playwright Eric Coble on today’s fascination with pseudo stars.” —What’s Doing in Denver. “A slapstick satire on ultimate reality TV shows that will tickle your funny bone no end.” —Colorado Backstage. “The laughs roll and Coble alights on intriguing thoughts in his script. The result looks a lot like reality TV, and thereby implicates our own real-life viewing behavior.” —Rocky Moun-tain News. “Amoral, mercenary and totally devoid of good taste, it’s not such a far-fetched idea. A must-see.” —Houston Press.