Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - The prologue takes place in a Senate anteroom, early evening in January. The main action of the play takes place in the Washington D.C. townhouse of Senator and Mrs. Douglas later that same evening.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Competition or audition material
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Senator Douglas is running for President on a "morality" platform, but when his wife Lois leaves to attend a conference in Chicago he does not hesitate to invite Veronica, his secretary and lover, over. Finding her unavailable, he has an escort agency send voluptuous Fiona. All seems well until his elderly Congressional colleague and neighbor locks himself out and asks to spend the night. Then Congressman Jack Maguire drops in unexpectedly and Fiona, unsure who her client is, zeros in on him. Meanwhile, Veronica changes her plans and appears on the scene. Before Lois reaches the airport, her fashionable Washington townhouse is swarming with libidinous politicians, scantily dressed women, security police and a muckraking reporter from The National Intruder! When snow closes the airport and she returns home, the bedlam crescendos to a surprise ending in this outrageous farce by the author of The Amorous Ambassador.
"A madcap...hilarious and timely American farce...The sold out audience barely had time to catch a breath between laughs." - Observer
"Succeeds [with] all the classical farce elements...The energy builds, and by the time the night is over, the audience is left roaring." - Delray Times
"Sensational." - Naples Daily News
"A rollicking bedroom farce." - Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel
"This hilarious new comedy will keep you in constant laughter." - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
"Two thumbs up! The funniest stage comedy in recent memory." - Midland Reporter -Telegram
THE SENSUOUS SENATOR was first produced at the Delray Beach Playhouse, Delray Beach, Florida on July 7, 1988.