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Hogwash - Full Length Play, Comedy

Hogwash

Barbara Pease Weber

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780874402551

Louie Baxter is an incorrigible troublemaker and Mary Baxter doesn't know where to turn when Louie is expelled from the Sunny Hill Day Care Center for a variety of behavioral offenses, not the least of which is smoking in the bathroom and setting off false fire alarms...

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - HOGWASH! is set in several different locations which may be easily accomplished by moving certain key pieces of furniture around on the stage in between scenes. The locations include the principal's office of a day care center, an office, a cafe and the home of Mary and Roy Baxter. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Louie Baxter is an incorrigible troublemaker and Mary Baxter doesn't know where to turn when Louie is expelled from the Sunny Hill Day Care Center for a variety of behavioral offenses, not the least of which is smoking in the bathroom and setting off false fire alarms. With her husband out of town, Mary has no alternative but to take Louie to work on the most important day of her professional career. Called out of her office for an emergency meeting, Mary returns only to find that the office building has caught on fire and Louie has disappeared. In the corporate world, it may be appropriate on occasion to take one's child to work. However, Mary learns the hard way that it is probably best to leave her elderly mother-in-law, Mary Louise “Louie” Baxter at home. All's well that end's well. Not only does she save Mary's professional career as an up and coming advertising and marketing executive, Louie also manages to snag a beau, star in a TV commercial, solve a manufacturing quality control crisis and receive an all-expense paid vacation to San Juan. All in an afternoon's work. Although a comedy, this play focuses on serious issues involving care for the elderly.

"Hogwash combines uproarous comedy with a sensitive, touching look into the world of Alzheimer's disease....After the raucous comedy of the first three scenes, the last scene creeps into the consciousness. Even as the play ends, it slowly dawns on the audience they have just witnessed something special - perhaps a revelation."
The Review, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"HOGWASH! Oreland's Barbara Pease Weber is at it again - finding humor in unlikely places."
- Ticket, Montgomery Newspapers, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

HOGWASH! was first produced by The Old Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in November 2005. Since then, HOGWASH! has been performed in theaters around the country and beyond.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

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

CASTING NOTES

There is opportunity for "extras" in the cafe scene. In lieu of "extras", the actress playing Karen can double as a girl at the bar and the actress playing Mrs. Hall can double as a lunch patron.

Louie's character may be portrayed with an optional Irish brogue. 

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MARY LOUISE "LOUIE" BAXTER - a fesity and rambunctious octogenarian. 
MARY BAXTER - Louie's daughter-in-law. 
MRS. HALL - Principal of Sunny Hill (Adult) Day Care Center. 
KAREN - Mary's assistant. 
ASHLEY MANSFIELD - Senior Vice President, Mansfield Consumer Products Company. 
BRADFORD MANSFIELD - Ashley's Grandfather and CEO of Mansfield Consumer Products Company. 
WAITER/DELIVERY BOY
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Barbara Pease Weber

Barbara Pease Weber has been acting on and off since she was a teenager in the 1970s and has appeared in theatrical productions in the Philadelphia area over a span of 35 years. Ms. Weber has also authored four comedies, Delval Divas, HOGWASH!, Seniors of the Sahara, and A Crock of Schnizel, all of which are pubished by Samuel French! Ms. Weber's comedies, including new works in her playwriting ... view full profile

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