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See How They Run - Full Length Play, Comedy

See How They Run

Philip King

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Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573615221

"Breathless show, fast tempo, plenty of laughs." - Variety
"A positive riot, in all my fifty years in the theatre I've never heard such laughter." - Bernard W. Suss, Elitch Gardens, Denver

$8.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce

Time Period - 1940s / WWII, 1930s

Settings Of Play - The Hall at the Vicarage, Merton-Cum-Middlewick.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Cutting Approved for Competition

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Large Stage

So swift is the action, so involved the situations, so rib tickling the plot in this London hit that at its finish audiences are left as exhausted from laughter as though they had run a foot race. Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress (he is now stationed with the air force in England), a cockney maid who has seen too many American movies, an old maid who "touches alcohol for the first time in her life," four men in clergyman suits presenting the problem of which is which, for disguised as one is an escaped prisoner, and a sedate Bishop aghast at all these goings on and the trumped up stories they tell him.

"Breathless show, fast tempo, plenty of laughs." - Variety

"A positive riot, in all my fifty years in the theatre I've never heard such laughter." - Bernard W. Suss, Elitch Gardens, Denver

See How They Run received its first American production at Actors' Theatre in Plainfield, New Jersey, on May 11th, 1949. It was directed by Tom Taggart.
Characters

CASTING

6m, 3f

IDA - a maid.
MISS SKILLON
THE REVEREND LIONEL TOOP
PENELOPE TOOP - Reverend Toop's wife.
CORPORAL CLIVE WINTON
THE INTRUDER
THE BISHOP OF LAX
THE REVEREND ARTHUR HUMPHREY
SERGEANT TOWERS

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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Reviews
Glory Ann Monon 5/11/2016 5:33 PM
Rosalyn Shouldice 10/2/2013 8:25 AM
I very much like the script! It is a true comedy with mistaken identity and a Russian Spy! The stage requires a useable closet and window that actors enter and exit through. The costumes are easy to create. Comedic timing is needed for this production.

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