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Animal Keepers

Due to the temporary closure of our NYC office, this manuscript is not available. You may still apply for performance rights.

One Act, Short Play
4 men, 3 women, 1 child (no animals required)
Total Cast: 8, Interior
ISBN-13: 9780822200000
FEE: $35 per performance.
THE STORY: As described by critic Whitney Bolton: “It is about the reception room of a veterinarian to which come poor and rich with ailing animals. It is a sensitive play, a commentative play, with some wit, some discernment, some sense of what people are and why they are what they are."
One of the three short plays comprising A is for All. Its television adaptation by Miss Winters won two coveted Emmy Awards. Also produced at New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse and at the White Barn Theatre in Connecticut. When presented as a single bill with ASSEMBLY LINE or ALL SAINT’S DAY, or both, it offers exceptional opportunity for actors to demonstrate versatility by doubling in different roles in the several plays. “Uncommonly touching there’s a quality of simple honesty that runs through the play and the production that’s most affecting. Miss Winters’ microcosm is small in scope, but her veterinarian’s waiting room, filled with lonely souls who pour out their stifled affection to their animals, is a sad but oddly warm and pleasant little place.” —NY World Journal Tribune.