Break Down

Up in the Air is in two acts and lasts approximately two hours. 

Cast Requirements


PRINCIPALS
6 Women
4 Men

FEATURED
2 Women


ENSEMBLE
Other passengers


CHARACTERS

Jenny: A very unfortunate and long-suffering young woman, who is currently having the worst month of her life.

Angie:
1/2 of the world's sappiest and most overly cheerful newlywed couple, on their way to their honeymoon.

Scott:
The other 1/2 of the world's sappiest and most overly cheerful newlywed couple, on their way to their honeymoon

Tanya:
Easily irritable, clever and blunt. She does not care about being pleasant or likeable, and she enjoys messing with people's heads. She is on a business trip.

Parker:
A quirky young man who is not the most eloquent or composed individual. He has trouble putting his thoughts into words, and he is terrified of flying. He is on the same business trip as Tanya, but he has never been on an airplane before.

Lisa:
A cynical, clever single mother. She is very opinionated, and she enjoys discussing and debating her own musings.

Claire:
A beautiful and seemingly perfect woman. She has a connecting flight to catch and very little time to make the transition, so she is a bit nervous. There is something about her that is just a little...off.

Ryan:
A slightly overdramatic daydreamer who is lucky enough to be seated next to Claire, and quickly becomes convinced that she is his soul mate.

Hank:
A grumpy, smelly, middle-aged man. Hank and Irene are the classic stereotypical old married couple. They sleep in separate beds, they bicker constantly, and they have completely forgotten why they were ever in love in the first place.

Irene:
A bitter, fat, middle-aged woman. Hank and Irene are the classic stereotypical old married couple. They sleep in separate beds, they bicker constantly, and they have completely forgotten why they were ever in love in the first place. 

Sydney: A gentle and sweet flight attendant. She is not the sharpest tool in the box, but she's pretty, so she's everyone's favorite.

Helen: A surly flight attendant who is a bit older than Sydney. She has been doing this job for a long time, and is pretty damn tired of it.

 

Set Requirements


 
SPECIFIC LOCATIONS
The full interior of the airplane cabin
Just one row of seats in the airplane
A desert wasteland


Minimum Production Requirements

MINIMUM CAST REQUIREMENTS
8 WOMEN
Jenny
Angie
Lisa
Tanya
Claire
Irene
Helen
Sydney

4 MEN
Parker
Ryan
Hank
Scott

*  MINIMUM SET REQUIREMENTS
Interior of the airplane
Desert wasteland
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Break Down
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