Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - The master bedroom and living room of the beach house of the Worthington family estate, in Massachusetts.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings, 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, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage
William Worthington III and his wife are both going to be away for the weekend from their two hundred acre Massachusetts estate with its twenty six bedroom mansion, he to Delaware to shoot ducks with the Duponts and she to her mother's in Boston. Both have, in fact, arranged trysts with their respective lovers in the estate's beach cottage. Inevitably their paths cross and divorce is in the air. Neither is willing to give up the world famous Worthington necklace, so each devises a plan to steal it. True to the laws of farce, both simulated burglaries are scheduled for same night. Fun filled chaos ensues: mistaken identities, unlikely romantic liaisons, a bumbling private detective, a fake necklace, one very determined nymphomaniac and two scantily clad pseudo nuns sharing a single skirt. "Where did they come from?" Confusion is piled on confusion until the mystery of who has the real necklace and who has the fake is revealed in a surprise ending.
"The audience LOVED it. I've never heard such sustained laughter and experienced such audience buy-in in the theatre at the Kirkwood Community Center in the decades I've been seeing Guild performances there." - Laura Kyro/ KDHX.org
"The laughs come thick and furious." - Boynton Times
"A hilarious lampoon." - Naples Daily News
"Parker's best." - Palm Beach Post
"Just how good is the script, when the cast never seem aware of the hilarity of their lines." - Ambience Magazine, Naples Daily News
"This modern day farce touches on adultery and divorce, is loaded with humor, and many unexpected twists." - Boynton Times
There's A Burlgar In My Bed was first produced at the Naples Playhouse, Naples, Florida on November 30, 1994.