Full Length Play
Time Period - 1920s
Settings Of Play - The parlor of the Hellers.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre
Joe Heller's wife's one anxiety is to get daughter Louise married. Joe's ambition is to get son Willie to work. Then Louise announces that Charles Grant, her boyfriend, and she are engaged. Mother is concerned whether he can support Louise on his salary - but tells the neighbors he's a banker. The game of bluff goes on - and Charles begins to wonder what kind of family he's getting into. Briefly, the engagement seems to be off - and then his mother appears on the scene. She's just as big a bluffer as Mrs. Heller - and both see through all the bluffs and discount them.
The Family Upstairs was first persented at the Gaiety Theatre, New York City on August 17, 1925.