Comedy/ 7 characters, 4 Men, 3 Female / Full Length, Two Acts
Synopsis (from Theatremania.com): “In Arthur of the Little Round Table, a new full-length comedy by Norman Weinstein, a naive antiques dealer declares, ‘Darwin was wrong about those damn monkeys of his. We’re descended from squirrels. Collectors’ll go nuts here!’
“In love with Mission furniture and ragtime (its contemporary), innocent Arthur must cope with a critical wife, an arrogant but famous collector-dealer attractive to women, a sleazy antiques picker, and difficult consignors and customers. He has much to learn about antiques and life, even as he hunts for the Holy Grail of Mission furniture — a piece by Gustav Stickley. By play’s end, his character has changed. For the better might be debatable.”
“Arthur Honeycutt, a former insurance salesman, has quit his job to pursue his dream…. It’s an interesting look into the sometimes cutthroat world of antiques, but on a more basic level is about the conflict between Arthur’s dreams and the disappointing reality.”
-The Off Off Broadway Review
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About the Playwright: Norman Weinstein, a writer by heart, has in the past also directed and acted, even touring with The Fantasticks in Greece. Above all, though, theatre for him means writing plays. He finds himself writing comedies, both full and short-length, and usually family and/or political in nature, many of which have had staged readings throughout Manhattan. Aside from writing he has held many jobs in the past, including pilot, Air Force newspaper reporter, antiques dealer, and a by-line writer for two decorative arts magazines. He is currently working on a drama about Eugene Jacques Bullard, the world’s first black combat aviator, and a full-length comic musical, Two Cats and a Kid.
Arthur of the Little Round Table was first produced at the Gene Frankel Theatre, New York City in November, 2004.