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Little Dog Laughed, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Little Dog Laughed, The

Ken Tarpley, Vera Tarpley

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Full Length Play, Comedy

5m, 10f

ISBN: 9780874402124

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing - especially in the hands of a budding psychoanalyst! Laurie Huntington is nineteen, bright, and impersonally scientific. Her family has its faults, but Laurie can analyze them - to death! She's turned the house into an experimental maze...

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

105 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - The front entrance and living-dining room of the Huntington home in one of America's smaller cities. It is early June of the present year. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing - especially in the hands of a budding psychoanalyst! Laurie Huntington is nineteen, bright, and impersonally scientific. Her family has its faults, but Laurie can analyze them - to death! She's turned the house into an experimental maze. When Laurie administers one of her ink blot tests to her mother's friends who are important to her father's getting a much needed bank loan, matters explode!
Characters

CASTING

5m, 10f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Features Teens, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

Extras are optional

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

LAURIE HUNTINGTON - a sophomore, home from college.
SIDNEY HUNTINGTON - her father, normally jocular. 
MARTHA HUNTINGTON - her mother, charming but anxious. 
WALLY HUNTINGTON - her brother, content with the world. 
MISS ("GUS") GUSTAVESKY - Martha's part-time helper. 
JOAN WOOD - Wally's one-and-only, 16. 
TED WOOD - her father and Sid's competitor in used cars. 
LILLIAN WOOD - Joan's culture-conscious mother. 
MARK BRADFORD - Joan's cousin and a medical student. 
HORATIO P. HONEYWELL - bird bancier and taxidermist. 

GUESTS AT MARTHA'S TEA (in Act II only):
AMELIA DENNIS - a catty kibitzer. 
CAROLINE BLAKESLY - a foolish matron. 
GRACE SHOENBECK - wife of the department store owner. 
WALOLA BRECKENRIDGE - wife of the bank president.
THERESE BROWN - Walola's maiden sister. 
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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