Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1940s / WWII
Settings Of Play - The entire action of the play takes place over Commencement weekend in early June, 1948, in a dormitory of Good Hope College for Women in Good Hope, Massachusetts.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Scene work, Competition or audition material
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
A Broadway hit about a liberal Congresswoman who returns to her old school as an honorary visitor. Since her wartime experiences in Europe, she has devoted herself to the task of acquainting people with the horrors of war. That is why she has brought a documentary with her to be shown to the young graduates. The movie is considered harsh and improper by the trustees, so she has a fight on her hands. The conflict exposes the university president as a spineless and irresolute figure, instead of the upstanding and outspoken professor with whom Miss Reed thought she had been in love with for so many years. The disenchantment drives her into the arms of a wartime acquaintance who, as a photographer, has come to cover the event.
"An adult play with laughter on the surface and underneath, a fierce, almost frightening cry for common sense." - New York Journal American
"It is amusing, it is likeable, and it is certainly on the side of the angels." - New York Post
Goodbye, Mr Fancy was first presented on Broadway by Michael Kanin in association with Richard Aldrich and Richard Myers at the Morosco Theatre in New York City on November 17, 1948.