Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - A small railroad apartment in Greenwich Village
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
A contemporary Cinderella story set in Greenwich Village reminiscent of the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s. Christopher, a shy and eccentric young electrologist, helps an elderly millionaire, Mr. Rosenberg, when the old man faints in the street. Rosenberg, touched by the young man’s generous spirit, becomes his benefactor and sends Christopher off to a fabulous charity ball where he meets his Prince Charming, in the form of a neurotic young publicist. Fate takes a turn when Mr. Rosenberg dies suddenly of a heart attack in Christopher’s electrologist chair, and he leaves half of his millions to Christopher. The other half of the estate goes to Rosenberg’s fiercely embittered daughter, Lenore, who threatens to contest the will. Christopher doesn’t stand a chance against the suburban matron from Hell until Mr. Rosenberg shows up as a ghost, seen only by Christopher. Christopher and Lenore plead their case on an Oprah Winfrey-like show hosted by Wanda Wang. Christopher, with the help of Mr. Rosenberg, triumphs on the Wanda Wang Show, keeps his millions and ultimately, even brings Lenore some peace with her late father.
"Utterly winning". - The New York Times
"A bright comedy. . . . Busch invariably creates great parts for women." - The New York Daily News
You Should Be So Lucky premiered at Primary Stages in New York City in November 1994 under the direction of Kenneth Elliott.