Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1980s, 1970s, 1960s, 1950s
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy
Alcohol, Gun Shots
Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget
Eccentric Louise McHugh is delighted to learn her new neighbor is a well known racketeer, Johnny Trovado. One day three people invade her home on one pretext or another: a telephone repair man, a high fashion wedding consultant (her daughter is to be married shortly) and the father of the groom a stranger. Louise gradually realizes their identities are false. The three villains state to an amazed yet pleased Louise they are holding her prisoner while they plant a bomb in the Trovado house. Louise, her maid and her brother, a priest, employ inept plans to thwart the villains with spectacularly ineffective results. Moments before the explosion a plan works and Louise waits impatiently for the media cameras to arrive.
"Hysterical, high style comedy." - Oakland Tribune
This play was written by Louis Flynn as his Master's Thesis at Catholic University.
In 1958 it was produced by a Bay Area Community Theatre for a short 4 week run. The show was extended for 6 months and became the impetus for the creation of The Cont