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Check, Please! by D. Richard Tucker


ISBN #1-933159-13-8
JAC #2005-0009



2 Men/9 Women (*Double Casting Recommended for all roles but "Ted")

  • TED – (mid 20s-early 40s) - low key, easy-going, pleasant and not overly emotional, your generally nice guy.

  • WAITER - (mid 20s-early 40s) - nice guy, polite, sincere,

  • PATTY - (mid 20s-early 40s) - nice, but superficial

  • CHERYL - (mid 20s-early 40s) - never lets her guard down, got burned before and isn’t going to let it happen again

  • SONYA - (mid 20s-early 40s) - always in control, very condescending

  • TINA - (mid 20s-early 40s) - husband-hunting

  • TRACY - (mid 20s-early 40s) - trailer trash, strong and abrasive

  • LINDA - (mid 20s-early 40s) - just like Tracy, though not as strong

  • MARTY - (mid 20s-early 40s) - a friend of Ted’s

  • JOYCE - (mid 20s-early 40s) - spunky and opinionated, has a strong love for language

  • ELLEN - (mid 20s-early 40s) - the Audrey Hepburn from next door

Double-casting is recommended for all characters except Ted. Women should be double-cast according to their abilities. For instance, having the actress who plays Ellen play that role only (instead of double-casting her) may add to the significance of the final scene. The waiter may be used throughout the show as the director sees fit, to serve drinks, clear plates, etc.


Dave Tucker’s Check, Please! is a tongue-in-cheek look at dating as Ted searches for the love of his life… one date at a time.


The Setting

A restaurant interior –One table.


Dave Tucker (D. Richard Tucker)Author Biography
D. Richard Tucker (Dave Tucker)'s plays have been produced from Seattle to South Africa, and include a mixture of genres, from the farcical Othello Undercover, to the gut-wrenching drama Duty, Honor, Profit, the story of the highest ranking officer to die in the Iraq War. Tucker also wrote the book, lyrics and co-wrote the score for THUGS: A Musical Mafiasco, a collaboration with composer Kim Douglass. Tucker's writing career shifted into high gear in the summer of 2002.  After accruing extensive experience as an actor and director, Tucker decided to dedicate his time to writing, as it was something he could do without waiting for the rest of the cast to arrive. Tucker began writing under the name “Dave Tucker,” but was forced to find a new pen name upon discovery that there are more than 1400 other Dave Tuckers out there, of which thirty-eight percent are playwrights.


“Tucker’s writing is tight, particularly in the grammarian’s quirky monologue.” - Jen Graves, The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA)

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