Yale Udoff

Long Island Press Review - A GUN PLAY

'A Gun Play' Comedy About Violence

What's going on here? We're in a rathskeller of a fairly classy kind, with expensive wines, a wise maitre d' who knows how to wheedle his customers into ordering them, a waiter with hip boots up to his chin, and a clientele that includes beautiful belles, both with and without merci. And especially one other: the young man who speaks calmly, in riddles, and who carries a violin case in which rests a baby-blue machine gun. And all the while the waters are rising elsewhere, the earth about to be flooded a second time. There is discotheque music, a fancy fashion show, film strips of past horrors, including Lon Chaney, Bela Ludgosi, Boris Karloff, and Dachau. And finally explosions of violence as the waters continue to rise. "Mr. Udoff has a fine sense of comedy. His dialogue is often brilliant ... The result is dramatic 'Duck Soup' with Pinter sauce ... Somewhere between Pinter and Jules Feiffer lies A GUN PLAY ... I enjoyed the madness."

The Casts
A GUN PLAY, a Plix bv Yale M. Udoff. Directed by Paul Weidner; setting by Santo Loquasto; costumes by Coleen Callahan; lighting by Larry Crimmins; stage manager, Fred Hoskins. Presented by the Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, Conn.
Stan ................. David 0. Peterscn
Orlando............... Henry Thomas
Wallace.................. Ted Graeber
Lita..................... Charlotte Moore
Linden................ Robert Moberly
Jack................... James Valentine
Norma.................... Darthy Blair
First motorcycle officer.......James Carruthers
George.................... RonĀ  Frazier
Melinda.................. Tana Hicken
Fashion model........Dolores Brown
2d motorcycle officer.......Cristopher Andrews
Young girl............ Robin Murphy
Johnni............... Michael Esterson