Time Period - Contemporary, 1950s
Settings Of Play - The living room of the Lansing home somewhere in the Mid-West.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage
Peter Lansing's past catches up to him when a recording he made as "Petey" Lansing years ago suddenly becomes Number One on the Hit Parade. Peter is about to be appointed president of the college where he teaches when he becomes the newest rage. When he is almost coerced into accepting the presidency under the terms of the conservative Board of Trustees, his wife and daughters take a gamble for him behind his back. The lines are funny and the situations uproarious, but underneath lies the lesson that education should be modernized and teaching methods adapted to today's students.
"Full of surprises.... A play with interest for young and old.... The humor throughout is delightful." - Manchester Journal
PETEY'S CHOICE was first presented on August 15, 1957 by the Caravan Theatre in summer stock at the Dorset Playhouse in Dorset, Vermont.