Yale Udoff

Plays

A New Life

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Characters:

JERRY
40
Male, an out of work musician who is about to lose his small house in north Hollywood.

KATYA
mid 20s
Female, a beautiful and seductive Russian in the US without papers.

EVGENY
late 30s
Male, a crafty and at times violent Russian in the U.S. without papers (whose father was a black American musician from Detroit)

GERALDINE
late 30s
Female, an intelligent lady who has been with Jerry and would like more of a commitment. She works in television news.

MALCOLM
late 50s
Male, aseemingly charming multi-millionaire whose charm hides his ruthlessness. He has one weakness: women.

OTTAVIO
mid 20s
Male, a killer who is not what he at first seems. Handsome, lethal and cunning.

PLACE, TIME:

A small house in North Hollywood, California. It has seen better days. Jerry is dozing on his living room couch. It is a little after one in the morning.