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Joe Carbone's Job

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Joe Carbone's Job

By: Art Shulman
Cast: 7 M, 6 F, 2 flexible, optional extras
Performance Time: Approximately 90-120 minutes, 59 pgs.

Joe Carbone's Job

COMEDY. Everything seems to be going just fine for Joe Carbone, the owner of a poultry plant, until one day, he finds that he just doesn’t have the stomach to kill chickens anymore. Joe keeps his problem a secret from his workers at the slaughterhouse and decides to moonlight as a waiter at Angie’s Coffeehouse. Unsure whether he should sell the business and change his profession, Joe asks a host of wacky coffeehouse customers about their jobs. Along the way, Joe meets a gravedigger, an astrologist, a rabbi, and a suicide-prevention counselor. Will the loveable Joe Carbone continue to slaughter chickens for a living, or will he find a new job? This character-driven comedy satirizes the absurd workplace situations people face every day.

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Please remember it is necessary to purchase one script for each cast member and one royalty for each performance.

Scripts: $8.95 each
Royalty: $75.00/performance
Prompt Book: $16.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $75.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $282.00  (18 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)

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Art Shulman
Art Shulman is a playwright, actor, and director. He also teaches several college courses including marketing, psychology, and statistics. Mr. Shulman is a published humor columnist, a member of The Dramatists Guild, and a member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP). Originally from New York, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and whichever kids are home from college.