Run Like the Dickens




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Run Like the Dickens is published by Playscripts. Click the above button to open a new window and order a perusal copy or performance rights.


About The Play

Comedy.  Widely flexible cast of 14-50+ actors, though it is also possible to do an extremely multiple cast (and extremely fun!) version of the play that uses 9 actors. 90-100 minutes.  Multiple suggested settings.  Equally well suited to high school, college, community or professional theatre.
May also be produced under its original title of Tiny Tim Runs the Marathon.

"Run was a non-stop stampede of satire, comic send-up and an underlying wry look at our modern 'values', grounded as they are in 15 minutes of carefully manipulated fame...  The entertainment level was very high, the smack-bang dialogue often achieving hilarity."
--Brian Byrne, A Kilcullen Diary (Kilcullen, Ireland)



 
 
Synopsis

An abandoned set of crutches. Tiny Tim in training to run the marathon. A chance to inspire millions, unless...somebody already has that job. With the powers-that-be backing Oliver Twist, once lowly orphan and now panic attack-ridden pitchman for juicers and cereal who is forced to endlessly reenact his walk to London and his days in the workhouse--and the homicidal trio of Cinderella, Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood on the loose--Tiny Tim may not make it to the starting line.

 

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