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Turn for the Nurse, A - Full Length Play, Comedy

Turn for the Nurse, A

Rick Abbot

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Full Length Play, Comedy

5m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573617249

Lovelorn millionaire Oliver Stratton can't recall the name and address of the only woman he'll ever love and decides to go to Tibet leaving his fortune to nurse Peggy. Plots, partnerships, betrayals, zany ploys plus all sorts of devices are used in this screamingly funny show in which the secret killer prepares to bump Oliver off when the will gets rewritten the right way. A hilarious, audience-pleasing hit.

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce, Mystery/Thriller

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - The Stratton Mansion. Long Island, New York.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TAGS

Betrayal

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre

Lovelorn millionaire Oliver Stratton can't recall the name and address of the only woman he'll ever love and decides to go to Tibet leaving his fortune to nurse Peggy. This causes the entire household (no-good nephew Derek, his lover Sylvia, Oliver's noble son George, Oliver's lady lawyer and even the butler and maid) to devise complex ways to get the will changed in their favor or get into the safe containing the estate's liquidated assets in cold cash. When the Tibetan lamasery recruiter comes to claim Oliver, Derek plots to convince Oliver that Peggy is addicted to drink and unworthy to inherit. He brings in anti-drink crusader Cora Van Beck to rehabilitate stone-sober Peggy. Plots, partnerships, betrayals, zany ploys plus all sorts of devices are used in this screamingly funny show in which the secret killer prepares to bump Oliver off when the will gets rewritten the right way. A hilarious, audience-pleasing hit.
Characters

CASTING

5m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

SYLVIA CRANE - an impoverished lady, madly enamored of...
DEREK STRATTON - ne'er-do-well nephew of a wealthy family
JANE JOHNSON - maid-of-all-work at the Stratton mansion
GEORGE STRATTON - simply splendid son of that wealthy family
MS. J. D. CULVER - the wealthy family's family lawyer
HERBERT SANDERS - the wealthy family's ambitious butler
OLIVER STRATTON - lovelorn patriarch of this wealthy family
PEGGY BRENT - his temporary live-in nurse, a health nut
WU CHANG - a somewhat unorthodox recruiter from Tibet
CORA VAN BECK - emissary if an anti-alcohol association
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Rick Abbot

Rick Abbot is one of several pen names for prolific playwright Jack Sharkey (1931-1992). Mr. Sharkey was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in the Army. He ... view full profile

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