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Jerry Mayer

JERRY MAYER  

Nationality:    USA
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below is a list of Jerry Mayer's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        2 Across         Almost Perfect         Aspirin & Elephants         Black And Bluestein         Dietrich And Chevalier: the Musical         Killjoy         Love Affair, A         You Haven't Changed A Bit And Other Lies



2 Across

2 Across
Two strangers, a man and a woman (late 40's to middle 50's' board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30 AM. they're alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword. She's an organized, sensible, psychologist. He's a free spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, "Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don't, fail." Now he vows to finish. Why? He's a competitor and she happens to be lovely. This starts an 80 minute ride described by critics as "Hilarious," "Witty," "Romantic," "Poignant," "Wonderfully entertaining." Two opposites in an enclosed space, attacking each other's values but also being swayed and intrigued by them. they each have serious life problems that the other helps them solve. their trip is filled with unpredictable but believable surprises, even a passionate embrace or two. As the train ride ends it's obvious each of them has been changed for the better. And we're dying to know, will these two meet again?

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1st Produced:
SAnta Monica Playhouse, CA    2004

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Genre:
Full Length, Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Almost Perfect

Synopsis:
about marriage, adultery, career choices, opposing a domineering father and finding one's own identity

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Samuel French, London, 1989   -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Aspirin & Elephants

Synopsis:
about a couple who take their two daughters and their husbands on a cruise from Copenhagen to St Petersburg, all three marriages change drastically and unpredictably

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Samuel French, London, 1992   -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Black And Bluestein

Synopsis:
1963 St Louis. A black family move into a white area

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1st Produced:
Santa Monica Playhouse, California    30 Jun 1905

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1st Published:
Playscripts Inc   -

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Genre:
Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  2 either sex

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Dietrich And Chevalier: the Musical

Synopsis:
Marlene Dietrich and Maurice Chevalier were the top film stars at Paramount Pictures in the 1930s. Married to others, they fell in love and remained friends for life. Dietrich & Chevalier: the Musical is the fascinating true story of their complicated relationship set against the backdrop of World War II. This new musical features many of their great signature songs including "Falling in Love Again," "Louise," "Lili Marlene," "Mimi," "No Love, No Nothin'," "Valentine," and "the Boys in the Backroom."
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Killjoy

Synopsis:
woman is being driven crazy by her charming monster of an ex husband and his new wife as they strive to end her alimony

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1994   -

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Genre:
Comedy Thriller Thriller

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Love Affair, A

Synopsis:
couple clearing out attic prior to move relive the flawed masterpiece that is their 38 year marriage

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Samuel French, London, 1995   -

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Genre:
Romantic Comedy Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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You Haven't Changed A Bit And Other Lies

Synopsis:
Three sixty plus married couples facing job down sizing, flab, sexual shortcomings and body parts failing

Notes:
Music and Lyrics by Stever Mayer; book by Jerry Mayer

1st Produced:
Whitefire Theatre, Los Angeles    01 Sep 2001

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1st Published:
Playscripts Inc   -

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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