The Late, Great Hawkins Long
by Alan David Perkins
Copyright © 1992
A pounding on the door in the middle of the night at the remote Montana home
of Bob and Jane Dixon reveals Stan Jones, manager of Hawkins Long, one of
the greatest rock n' roll idols who ever lived. Stan brings news to Bob that
Hawkins Long has died, which puts Bob in an extremely sticky situation.
JANE DIXON - Female, late 30's. Plain and strong.
STAN JONES - Male, mid 50's to late 60's. A craggy character who speaks with
a thick Southern accent.
BOB DIXON - Male, late 30's to mid 40's. Larger than life and distinctive,
but notably "toned-down."
25 - 30 minutes.
The play takes place in the living room of the Dixon's remote Montana home.
It should be cozy with a front door, sofa and possibly a stairway or archway
leading to the bedroom.
What if Elvis hadn't died. What if he got tired of it all and retired to
some remote place where they've never heard of him, and Colonel Parker put
an impersonator in his place?
The joy of this little play is how it unfolds. It isn't until halfway
through that you know exactly what is happening, and by that time they have
to do something about it.
Like most of my plays, I parked this on the shelf for many a moon. When I
received the call from the Fitton Center in Hamilton, Ohio, I wasn't sure
what play had won (I sent them a few). I was kind of stunned when I found
out it was this one. I don't credit myself as writing heavy drama well.
To this day the ending is under deliberation. Everyone who has read it
feels the end should be different.
CONTACTING THE PLAYWRIGHT:
The entire script of
The Late, Great Hawkins Long is available upon
request from the playwright.
No production of this play can take place without permission from the