Production synopsis Howard Katz, aggressive Jewish showbiz agent of C-list celebrities, has hit a major mid-life crisis.
The play veers between comedy and near tragedy as we follow Katz on the journey to find himself again. Traced through darkly comic and almost dream-like flashbacks, Patrick Marber’s play comprises the dizzying fall of its eponymous hero from successful showbiz agent and family man, as scene by scene, with a near-ridiculous pileup of disasters: he loses a major client, learns that his father is heartbroken because his mistress dumped him, argues hurtfully with his father about the past, copes with his father’s death, splits with his wife, loses his job, gets mugged, wastes his remaining money, fights with his brother, suffers sexual dysfunction with a prostitute, contemplates suicide and begs an unanswering God for answers.
This production is an opportunity to be more than yourself and help the audience answer the question, Who is Howard Katz?
“…A dream-play, a nightmare-play, a sad-funny life and death play. A must.” –Sunday Times (London)
Approximate running time 2¼ hours, including interval.
This play contains smoking.
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This amateur production of Howard Katz is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.
|Richard Toynton||Howard Katz|
|Paul Redfern||Bernie/ Jim/ Greg/ Martin/ Fred/ Pit Boss|
|Jennifer Walker||Natalie/ Marcia/ Cheryl/ Casino Dealer|
|TBC||Jess/ Viv/ Tina/ Mother of boy/ Casino Manager|
|John Wilson||Norman/ Waiter/ Security Guard/ Casino Inspector|
|TBC||Robin/ Ricky/ Bell Boy/ Felix/ Waiter|
|Leon Taylor||Ollie/ Boy|
|Huw Shearer||Ollie/ Boy|
|Cyrus Schroff||Lighting Design and Operation|
|James McLeod||Sound Design and Operation|
|TBC||Clerk of Works|