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Be My Baby (Ludwig) - Full Length Play, Comedy

Be My Baby (Ludwig)

Ken Ludwig

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573651052

The play tells the story of John, an irascible Scotsman and an uptight English woman, Maude, both in their late 50s, who take on the journey of a lifetime. 
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Minimum Fee: $100 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce, Adventure, Romantic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - The play is set in Scotland, a San Francisco hotel room and on various modes of transportation in between.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy

Interior Set, Exterior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

The play tells the story of John, an irascible Scotsman and an uptight English woman, Maude, both in their late 50s, who take on the journey of a lifetime. They are brought together when his ward marries her niece. Then, when the young couple decides to adopt a new born baby, the older couple has to travel 6,000 miles to California to pick up the child and bring her safely home to Scotland. The problem is, John and Maude despise each other. To make matters worse, they get stranded in San Francisco for several weeks and are expected to jointly care for the helpless newborn. There they form a new partnership and learn some startling lessons about life and love.

REVIEWS

"Playwright Ken Ludwig is to contemporary domestic stage comedy what Arthur Miller was to the dramatic theater of his time...With "Be My Baby," he may have unlocked the mystery of filling theater seats." - Contra Costa Times

"Hilarious!" - Variety

"A gentler brand of comedy … It’s a pleasure to encounter a comedy about two mature individuals. [I]t’s perfect." - The Houston Chronicle

"Funny, filled with laughs and a whole lot of fun!" - Contra Costa Times

"Packs a memorable, quiet punch for theatergoers." - The Houston Press

"The "don’t miss" show of the season, a funny, feel-good kind of show that makes you warm all over." - Southwest News


Be My Baby had it's world premiere at the Alley Theatre, Gregory Boyd, Artist Director; Terrance Dwyer, Managing Director, on September 30, 2005.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Expandable casting, Local Celebrity Cameo, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

GLORIA NANCE
MAUD KINCH
CHRISTY MCCALL
JOHN CAMPBELL
MALE ENSEMBLE
FEMALE ENSEMBLE
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Videos
  • Meet The Playwright: Ken Ludwig

Author
Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig

KEN LUDWIG has had 6 shows on Broadway and 7 in London’s West End, and his plays and musicals have been performed in more than 30 countries in over 20 languages. His first play on Broadway, Lend Me A Tenor, which the Washington Post called "one of the classic comedies of the 20th century,” won two Tony Awards and was nominated for seven. He has also won two Laurence Olivier Awards (England’s ... view full profile

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