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Funny Money - Full Length Play, Comedy

Funny Money

Ray Cooney

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Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573695605

Never has this master of farce been frenetically funnier! Henry A. Perkins, a mild mannered C.P.A, accidently picks up the wrong briefcase one full of money. Henry assumes it is illicit cash and he decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, he rushes home to book one …

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Farce

Never has this master of farce been frenetically funnier! Henry A. Perkins, a mild mannered C.P.A, accidently picks up the wrong briefcase one full of money. Henry assumes it is illicit cash and he decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, he rushes home to book one way fares to Barcelona. He tells his confused wife to leave everything behind; if she doesn't like Barcelona, they can go to Bali. In fact, they can buy Bali! The doorbell rings as they wait for their taxi. The police detective at the door thinks Henry was soliciting in the men's room of the local pub actually, he was sitting in the loo counting the cash. The bell rings again. Another detective arrives thinking Henry is dead; a man with bullet holes in his head and Henry's briefcase were found in the Thames. Henry's inept attempts to extricate himself from this impossible situation lead to increasingly hysterical situations.
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6m, 2f

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Ray Cooney's interview for Dave's Gone By

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Ray Cooney

Ray Cooney

Ray Cooney began his theatrical career as a boy actor in Song of Norway at the Palace Theatre in 1946. He played in Dry Rot and Simple Spymen and then began a writing career which, to date, has sent eighteen plays to the West End including One for the Pot, Not Now Darling,Move Over Mrs. Markham, and There Goes the Bride, Chase My Comrade, Why Not Stay for Breakfast, Wife Begins at Forty, Run for ... view full profile

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Christian Isabelle 5/15/2014 8:38 AM
Cooney is the master at these farces, and every time you read them, you can see the action going on, and you realize how exausting living in his world would be.
Gut-busting laughs await those who will see it...
Elaine Reese 1/30/2014 10:37 AM
Great adult comedy. I laughed just reading this play. I can monkey imagine the delight of our audiences when they see this with all it's twists and turns.

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