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Where There's No Will - Full Length Play, Comedy

Where There's No Will

Leon Kaye

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Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573701399

It's a 1930s everyone-wants-the-money play. There's a will. It's not signed so the direct descendent gets all the money even though that wasn't the intent of the deceased. But what if they believe she isn't dead after all?

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce

90 minutes

Time Period - 1940s / WWII, 1930s

Settings Of Play - 1930s Albany, NY. Entire play is in the living room.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TAGS

Love, Marriage

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Church / Religious Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Second place/play contest in Texas (Back Door?)

When an old woman dies without signing a will, her greedy daughter and son-in-law expect to inherit everything. But when it turns out that Mom was simply in a coma, they face a dilemma: if they want the money, they're going to have to kill her off before she can bequeath her fortune to someone else!

Characters

CASTING

6m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

The character of DOC MORRIS can double as DOM.

HAL WILSON - About 50, a rather aimless delivery truck driver. Although his dream is to own the business, he doesn't really want to do much work.
EMMA WILSON - About 45, a harried homemaker that's grown very tied of Hal's act. She is a doer and will undertake unpleasant tasks.
MR. JACOBS - About 50, a proper, upstanding, educated man -- all that Hal is not. Also rather spineless.
NICK - Hal's friend, 40s, a transplanted New Yorker, and a two-bit criminal...with a few mob ties.
AUNT LIZ - 75 years old, and is a tough as nail, but respectable
PLUMBER - A Swedish immigrant, and a decent person.
DOC MORRIS - Very old doctor that's forgot much of what he learned in medical school, but he doesn't seem to notice. Known as a buffoon to everyone, he's still treated respectfully, and his advice is met with a courteous nod and unbelieving smile
DOM - About 45, real wiseguy with a thick New York mob accent
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Videos
  • Where There's No Will - Part 1

Author
Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye has written several short plays published with Brooklyn/Heuer and Playscripts. His three published full lengths are with Samuel French.  Check out the articles on the breaking-character site.   http://www.samuelfrench.com/breakingcharacter/?p=1124  http://www.samuelfrench.com/breakingcharacter/?p=1136 Murder with Grace premiered at Southern Union Community College and has since had a ... view full profile

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