Full Length Play
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - The New England home of the Merriweathers.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre
Willie is an earnest, engaging and infinitely skillful manservant who has been newly hired in the home of a professor in a New England town. Willie is a refugee from middle Europe who has just become an American citizen. As such he is more American that most Americans and he likes it here well enough to set busily and confidently about making the ideals of democracy work. Besides all this Willie can cook and repair things. He immediately sets out to protect the hen-pecked professor from his determined wife and becomes embroiled in all the family affairs. He urges a young ex-soldier, of whom the daughter is quite fond, to run for office against a rich lawyer to whom the daughter is engaged, and it is here that Willie's new found knowledge of politics, and his amiable scheming save the day for true love and the right boy. There is also an hilarious scene in which Willie and the professor start an open rebellion against Mrs. Professor. Everything turns out for the best as Willie finally instills enough manliness into the professor to make him the master of his own house.
"A delightful evening in the theatre. It should keep John Golden rocking with laughter for quite a spell." - New York Mirror
I Like It Here premiered at the John Golden Theatre, March 22, 1946 and was directed by William Cahn.