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Tale That Wagged The Dog, The - Short Play, Comedy

Tale That Wagged The Dog, The

Tim Kelly

Short Play, Comedy

1m, 4f

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The International Thespian Society and Dramatics magazine gave first prize to this comedy. In it, Johann Strauss, "The Waltz King," is visiting Boston on an American tour and the ladies are agog. Rudolph, the composer's valet, is doing a thriving business selling locks of the maestro's hair. However, the hair is coming from Strauss' little dog Bobo! One after another the young women invade the hotel suite. They are determined to have a lock of their idol's hair. They threaten, bribe and cajole Rudolph. How the lighthearted Rudolph deals with each and ultimately triumphs over the unromantic dictates of his shrewish wife, who is determined to end the deception, makes this short play an utter delight. One int. set. Approximate running time: 30 minutes.


1m, 4f

Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly

Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's degree and received a masters degree in play-writing from Yale University. His first stage play was Widow's Walk, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A Darker Flower at New York's Pocket Theatre, The Trunk and All That Jazz at Boston's Image Theatre, and ... view full profile

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