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Cookin' with Gus - Full Length Play, Comedy

Cookin' with Gus

Jim Brochu

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573606632

Gussie Richardson is a famous food columnist and cookbook author. Her agent comes to tell her she's been offered her own daily network television show. She wants to do it, but her husband Walter is dead set against it and Gussie discovers she has stage fright and can't open her mouth in front of a c…

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce, Romantic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - A kitchen/den area.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Local Celebrity Cameo

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget

Gussie Richardson is a famous food columnist and cookbook author. Her agent comes to tell her she's been offered her own daily network television show. She wants to do it, but her husband Walter is dead set against it and Gussie discovers she has stage fright and can't open her mouth in front of a camera. Everybody tries to help her get over it . . . Walter through hypnotism, Bernie her agent by threats; and even wacky Gypsy Carmen from next door casts spells. Just when she thinks she's cured, the taping turns into a comic nightmare concluding in an all out food fight that almost ends the show and her marriage. Cookin' with Gus brings together four unlikely characters in a stew of hijinks and hilarity. Fun for the performers and a great evening for the audience.
"A non-stop laugh riot from beginning to end!" - Menachem Young, Citiscape Magazine
Cooking With Gus premiered at the Fountain Theatre Los Angeles on December 23, 1980
Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Should be naturally funny people.

GUSSIE - 30-50
WALTER - 30-50
BERNIE - 40
CARMEN- 20-60
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Jim Brochu

Jim Brochu

Jim Brochu is the only actor in America to have won the New York Drama Desk Award, the Washington, DC Helen Hayes Award, the Los Angeles Ovation Award and the South Florida Carbonell Award, all for Best Actor in a Play. He appeared on Broadway as Andrew McLaren in Brigadoon opposite Christine Ebersole and Len Cariou, in Washington, DC as Willy Clark opposite Theodore Bikel’s Al Lewis in Neil ... view full profile

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Kenneth Peterson 6/28/2016 4:08 PM
Ruth Deuber 1/7/2015 9:02 AM
Matthew Givens 2/25/2014 7:40 AM
Prattville's Way Off Broadway Theatre performed this in the spring of 2013, and the audience loved it. We got howls of laughter, especially during the drunken cooking show scene... the food-fight with the cream pie knocked em out!

This play is very well written and, when performed with talented actors, is incredibly funny. I highly recommend it.

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