Full Length Play
Time Period - 1940s / WWII, 1930s
Settings Of Play - The Hall at the Vicarage, Merton-Cum-Middlewick.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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.