Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - The action takes place in the present, in the living room of a small townhouse in a nice neighborhood in Chicago.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre
Here is an unpredictable, hilarious romantic comedy/thriller with witty dialogue and fascinating characters. Carol is being driven crazy by her charming monster of an ex husband, Victor, and his new wife, who employ every trick in the book to end Carol's thousand dollar a week alimony. Carol's quirky kids work at Victor's pasta restaurant chain, and Carol is sure Victor is bullying her son into an early grave. When Carol has a passionate affair with Victor's lawyer, they decide Victor has to die and the audience cheers its agreement.
"Quite lighthearted with clever twists...Jerry Mayer has been having hit after hit, focusing on the humor and drama of marriage." - Variety
"Killjoy slays with laughs in this tight tale of deception and torment." - Santa Monica Outlook
"Irrepressibly witty. Mayer's dialogue is crisp, clever and crunchy, sparkles with one line zingers." - Drama Logue
nearly impossible to dislike Killjoy...Mayer has so skillfully given equal weight to the
comedy and plot twists that neither seems forced, heavy or contrived."
- Back Stage/West
"Jerry Mayer has been quietly having hit after hit, focusing on the humor and drama of marriage." - The Argonaut
Mayer's comedies and their Santa Monica Playhouse stagings are
marriages made in heaven...Irrepressibly witty. Mayer's dialogue is
crisp, clever and crunchy...As a writer of great roles for lovable
women, Mayer can't be beat." - Drama-Logue
KILLJOY opened July 23, 1993 at Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA. Producers, Santa Monica Playhouse.