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Lie, Cheat, and Genuflect - Full Length Play, Comedy

Lie, Cheat, and Genuflect

Billy Van Zandt, Jane Milmore

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573618758

by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore
"A bright play that should not be missed." - Asbury Park Press

The Buckle brothers, Billy and Tom, are in big trouble: Tom's infallible eye for slow horses has drained away all of Billy's savings and he has borrowed from loan shark Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back or else! There's plenty of money in grandfather Buckle's will, but these two black sheep are pretty sure they'll never see any of that. What else to do but dress Billy up as a nun and have him pose as their cousin who is to inherit the entire fortune?

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, 1980s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TAGS

Death, Religion

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre

The Buckle brothers, Billy and Tom, are in big trouble: Tom's infallible eye for slow horses has drained away all of Billy's savings and he has borrowed from loan shark Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back or else! Involve a stuffy young lawyer, a hard drinking, man hungry housekeeper and a trio of beautiful young women, and you have the recipe for a laugh packed farce of twists, turns, puns and pratfalls as Tom strives mightily to compensate for Billy's "habitual" errors.

"A winner! A bright play that should not be missed." - Asbury Park Press

“A side-splitting good time!” - The Brunswick News

“This show is hilarious! It's brilliant!" - The Enquirer

“’Lie, Cheat... offers puns pratfalls and fun!... Gag after gag! spans French farce’s broad physical humor and elements of a well-made play without neglecting clever dialogue. A show worth pawning your dog to see!” - The Daily Register

Lie, Cheat, and Genuflect opened at the Dam Site Dinner-Theater, Tinton Falls, NJ on August 21, 1981. It was produced by Kathy Reed and directed by Billy Van Zandt
Characters

CASTING

4m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Drag performance, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

BILLY BUCKLE
TOM BUCKLE
ROBERT FRYBURGER
VIRGINIA
GIRL
JANE
PIZZA FACE PETRILLO
MISS MACKINTOSH
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author(s)
Billy Van Zandt

Billy Van Zandt

Billy Van Zandt is a writer, director, producer, actor, and comedian. After starring in a series of his own plays (If you've never seen this clown at work, you should be ashamed of yourself - Asbury Park Press), Billy made his feature film debut in Jaws 2.  The success of his comedies (written with partner Jane Milmore) brought him to the attention of Bob Newhart, who hired him as a writer ... view full profile

Jane Milmore

Jane Milmore

Jane Milmore began her career as an actress. After starring in several national TV commercials, she appeared in the TV shows Anything But Love and Sydney, as well as guest-starring on Bless This House, Newhart, Martin, The Hughley’s, and The Wayans Bros. Jane also appeared in the television movies If Things Were Different, Desperate Lives, A Cry for Love, and the film A Wake in Providence. Jane ... view full profile

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