Checking Out (play)

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Checking Out
Written by Allen Swift
Characters Florence Grayson
Bernard Applebaum
Morris Applebaum
Mr. Johnson
Dr. Theodore Applebaum
Dr. Sheldon Henning
Gilbert
Schmuel Axelrod
Date premiered 14 September 1976 (1976-09-14)
Place premiered Longacre Theatre
Original language English

Checking Out is a 1976 Broadway play written by Allen Swift.[1][2] It opened on September 14, 1976 at the Longacre Theatre and closed on September 25, 1976 after 16 performances.

Original production[edit]

The show was directed by Jerry Adler, scenery David Jenkins, lighting Ken Billington, costumes Carol Luiken, production stage manager Murray Gitlin, and press by Susan Bloch.

The opening night cast starred Joan Copeland (Florence Grayson), Hy Anzell (Bernard Applebaum), Allen Swift (Morris Applebaum), Jonathan Moore (Mr. Johnson), Mason Adams (Dr. Theodore Applebaum), Larry Bryggman (Dr. Sheldon Henning), Tazewell Thompson (Gilbert), and Michael Gorrin (Schmuel Axelrod).

Setting[edit]

Morris Applebaum's apartment on West 57th Street.

Act I
  • Scene 1 — An April morning
  • Scene 2 — 530 am the next day
  • Scene 3 — Four hours later
Act II — A few days later, morning

Plot[edit]

An aging Yiddish stage actor decides to schedule and stage-manage his own death.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Checking Out at the Internet Broadway Database.
  2. ^ "Checking Out". Playbill Vault. Playbill. Retrieved March 28, 2012.