Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - One composite set represents two floors of the Hotel Grande, a slightly run-down establishment on the Caribbean island of Santa Pequena. The main floor lobby is on the left side of the stage and on the right, a foot or so higher, is the second floor hallw
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Large Stage
Suitcase, suitcase, who's got the suitcase? is the urgent question in this hilarious farce set in a Caribbean hotel. One composite set represents the hotel's lobby, elevator, and second floor. The comedy charts the confusion that occurs when June, an earnest aerobics instructor, unknowingly acquires the cash filled suitcase of two money launderers from Cleveland. Their attempts to retrieve it cause a soft core movie director to mistake June for the next star of his basement budget production "Tan All Over". Then he discovers the money and joins the convoluted efforts to get the suitcase. Interference is provided by his former star who is now an outraged moralist, a nervous chemistry instructor visiting the island under duress, the hotel owner and her sticky fingered nephew. Wild chases, bizarre disguises, and the silliest looking aerobics dance ever make this a truly riotous farce.
Bottoms Up! was first performed Aug 3, 1989 at the Brooke Hills Playhouse, Wellsberg, West Virginia.