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Impolite Comedy - Full Length Play, Comedy

Impolite Comedy

Joseph Hayes

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573610844

"It's a honey ... a polite comedy gone mad." - Washington Post

At a fashionable country home a dinner party comically goes to pieces. A publisher and his wife have invited a young novelist. The publisher's purpose is to get the novelist's new book as his firm badly needs a best seller. But everything goes wrong.…

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At a fashionable country home a dinner party comically goes to pieces. A publisher and his wife have invited a young novelist. The publisher's purpose is to get the novelist's new book as his firm badly needs a best seller. But everything goes wrong. The publisher's mother, an amusing but difficult woman, has arrived unexpectedly. Enter, also uninvited, a sophisticated mystery writer who may have had an affair with the publisher's wife. The novelist proves more difficult than reputed and has in tow the girl he's currently living with and with whom he's been fighting all day. No food and much booze makes for a hilarious brew and an evening turned to shambles with cross currents of revelations and accusations.

"It's a honey ... a polite comedy gone mad." - Washington Post
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Joseph Hayes

Joseph Hayes (August 2, 1918 – September 11, 2006) grew up writing novels and plays in his native Indianapolis, Indiana. His most successful work, The Desperate Hours, was turned into a novel, a Tony Award-winning Broadway play, and a film, which in 1956 won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In 1962 he wrote another Broadway success, Caluclated Risk, and proceeded to pen over a ... view full profile

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