A lawyer who is up for a partnership is visited by a school chum who lives by sponging off classmates. He blackmails the lawyer into putting him up on the very night the boss is coming for dinner whereupon the wife leaves. The sponger discovers that the lawyer's degree is a fraud. A model is hired to play the wife's, a dumb beauty whose attempts to help backfire. More trouble erupts when the wife returns. Fortunately the boss thinks such a devious man would make a good lawyer!
"An applauding success! A smashing hit! The audience roared! A rib tickler if I ever saw one!"- Bangor Daily News
"Highly amusing ... loaded with laughs ... rapid-fire comical situations ... steady laughter. During the intermissions, high praise for the new play could be heard everywhere." - Skowhegan Morning Sentinel
"A hilarious farce, sexy but nice...a bright comedy with witty dialogue...one just can't help laughing!" - Syracuse Post-Standard
"Jack Sharkey has a hit on his hands!" - Kup's Column
"A refreshing revelation...clean, sparkling comedy...almost breathless comedy, except the audience needs its breath for the next laugh. Recommended for the whole family. Waves of laughter rolled over the performers on the stage. A five-pointed satellite that promises to sail onto Broadway and shine there for a long time!" - Henderson/Kennebec Journal
Here Lies Jeremy Troy, produced by Elliot Martin, under the direction of Ronny Graham, had its world premiere on August 2, 1965, at the Lakewood Theatre in Skowhegan, Maine.