Black Comedy - A Farce

Black Comedy - A Farce $10.99

Peter Shaffer

Published by Samuel French Ltd

5 Male 3 Female

In this long one act, action supposedly in the dark is illuminated; when the lights are suppose to be on, the stage is the dark

An unscrupulous sculptor has embellished his apartment with furniture and objets d'art "borrowed" from the absent antique dealer next door

Brindsley hopes to impress his fiancee's pompous father and a wealthy art buyer

The campy neighbor returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed teetering on the verge of very ripe farce

Seated guests, unexpected visitors, lurking phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored


"[One of] the funniest and most brilliant short plays in the language" ~ London Sunday Times

"Pure hilarity" ~ International Herald Tribune

"Laughter mounts steadily" ~ N.Y. Times

"Hilarious" ~ N.Y. Post

"A dazzling comic ballet" ~ N.Y. Daily News

"It is still possible to laugh yourself into a hernia watching [ Black Comedy]" ~ USA Today

"An orgy of blind slapstick brilliantly sustained" ~ Sunday Express

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