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Lady of the House, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Lady of the House, The

Jim Brochu

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Full Length Play, Comedy

5m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573692680

A former Broadway star and queen of the Washington social circuit, Didi Montgomery Mayflower, succeeds her deceased husband in the House of Representatives. Although she takes the job only to fill out her late husband's term, she soon sees that she can make a difference and becomes a force for polit…

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - In and around Washington DC.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre

A former Broadway star and queen of the Washington social circuit, Didi Montgomery Mayflower, succeeds her deceased husband in the House of Representatives. Although she takes the job only to fill out her late husband's term, she soon sees that she can make a difference and becomes a force for political change. Didi speaks against a poll tax proposed by two of the House's most powerful members and decides to run for Congress in her own right, which causes a head on collision with her son in law, Marshall Bronson, who is also running for the seat. When Marshall tries to blackmail Didi, she exposes him on live television, goes on to win the election, defeats the poll tax and, through her daily appearances on the C Span network, becomes a national political figure.
"It's like Auntie Mame goes to Washington. An absolute delight." - Brendan James, DCView
The Lady Of The House was first presented at the Zephyr Theatre, Hollywood, CA and starred Rue McClanahan as Dede.
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CASTING

5m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Plus ensemble of 6 to 8 to play various roles

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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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