Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - Livingroom of Reynolds home on Long Island, NY, a comfortable and homey milieu, furnished in expensive-but-not-gaudy good taste. Also a series of both classy and ghastly restaurants in Manhattan (this can be done with one set, with decor-changes suitable to whichever restaurant Chuck and Charity are attending,with just space enough for table, chairs and the itinerary of the Waiter - and sometimes Yolanda).
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre
Successful mystery playwright Chuck Reynolds has had his plays lauded by all critics except Charity Starr. When she shows up at his home and has the unmitigated gall to ask his expert help in writing a play of her own, Chuck fiendishly insists that their teacher/pupil sessions be held over lunch with Charity footing the bill at the most expensive restaurants in New York City. Lunatic waiters provide a uniquely hilarious touch to these meetings. Love blossoms despite the scheming of Chuck's amorous neighbor. Charity's play opens on Broadway and she finds out what it's like to be a target for all her critical confreres. Non stop fun, romance, and explosive hilarity make this an ideal show for the entire family.
"100 Lunches isn't too difficult to digest...Will be a favorite across the country...[The Waiter] was funny, taking exaggeration to its height as seven related waiters [with] a different costume, demeanor and accent for each, adding a touch of lunacy to the menu." - The Arizona Republic
100 Lunches by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears, directed by Peter J. Hill, with set design by Peter J. Hill, was premiered by Leo W. Sears at METRO PLAYHOUSE DINNER THEATRE at THE CLUB-Belaire, in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday night, January 11,1989.