Full Length Play
Farce, Romantic Comedy
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - A kitchen/den area.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Local Celebrity Cameo
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
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