Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - The set is the living room in Professor Peter Smedforson's nineteenth century house. Once elegant, it is now cluttered with professorial accumulations--statues, notebooks, paintings, file cabinets, and books--plenty of books; some on shelves, some in stac
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Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Professor Peter Smedforson lives in a quiet New England college town, in the former home of poet E.R. Lennox whose writings are the subject of his scholarly life's work. Reclusive Peter finds his sedate life is suddenly turned upside down when he is invaded by Tammi, a free spirit from Atlantic City whose luck has run out, by Judith, another Lennox scholar determined to unearth a lost manuscript in his home, and by Stuart, Judith's reprehensible ex-husband who is trying to beat her to the manuscript. Peter is confronted with house breakers, mistaken identities, hide and seek chases and unexpected romance. Laughter abounds as Tammi Life won't leave me alone and Peter Life? Sorry, I'm busy find each other amid the chaos created by the manuscript hunting rivals. The discovery of the manuscript and the revelation of its surprising secret provide a hilarious climax to this urbane and quick witted comedy by the author of the popular farce Bottoms Up!
"Double over with laughter funny." - WSTV/WRKY
"Take a couple of stodgy academics, add one pseudo-academic/wild child and one down-to-earth--or maybe "earthy" is the better description--topless dancer, and you have the makings of a hilarious little comedy called "Academia Nuts." - Jennifer Brummett, Advocate Messenger
Academia Nuts first premiered on July 28, 1994 at the Brooke Hill’s Playhouse in Wellsburg, West virgina under the direction of Gregg Kreutz.