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Very Rich Woman, A - Full Length Play, Comedy

Very Rich Woman, A

Ruth Gordon

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Full Length Play, Comedy

7m, 8f

ISBN: 9780573617515

Adapted from the play by Philippe Heriat
A widow in Boston begins to extravagantly spend her rigthly earned fortune, but her two daughters try to have her committed to a sanitarium to gain control of her wealth.

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Adaptations (Stage & Screen)

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - In and around Boston, MA.

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Unit Set/Multiple Settings

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College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

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From Broadway

Ruth Gordon played the part of a Boston widow with a rather common background, who together with her husband built an enviable fortune the hard way. Being a very spirited widow, she now decides to have a fine old time with her money, giving away "diamonds, paintings, and taxi-cabs with fierce abandon, and buying an oversize yacht as if it were a boat for the bathtub." (N.Y. Daily News). But she has two lacquered daughters, her own Regan and Goneril, who are covetous of the family fortune and resent the manner in which she is enjoying it. They have her committed to a sanitarium, but miss a bet when they think that will hold the old gal. She reaches into her own passel of friends and has herself declared "unincompetent," and returns home still in control of her wealth.


A Very Rich Woman premiered on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre in September 1965 under the direction of Garson Kanin.

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7m, 8f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

MRS. LORD
MRS. MINOT
JOHNNY
MAE
DENNIS
EDITH SHAW
URSULA BAILEY
PATRICK
LINUS BAILEY III
ALEX ROVENESCO
DAPHNE BAILEY
OLIVER SEARS
PEARL
MRS. MORAN
THE SUPERVISOR

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