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Convertible Girl, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Convertible Girl, The

Daniel Simon

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Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573607264

Ron is a Jew who has been shacked up with a gentile girl for a year, and she is much his junior. (She is twenty-three and he turns out to be not forty-two but 50). The reasons he won't marry her include alimony to his ex-wife and his deeply religious Jewish mother. So, she will convert. The ensui…

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Ron is a Jew who has been shacked up with a gentile girl for a year, and she is much his junior. (She is twenty-three and he turns out to be not forty-two but 50). The reasons he won't marry her include alimony to his ex-wife and his deeply religious Jewish mother. So, she will convert. The ensuing comedy shows her trying to master the rituals, and becoming more Jewish than Ron himself. The deliveryman scene involves getting him to turn on the lights and tear up the toilet tissue on the Sabbath, when they are not allowed to do either after sundown. And then comes the examination by the rabbis. And finally, in comes Ron's mother, who's eloping to Las Vegas, and who isn't very Jewish after all. After some explanations about Ron's lack of responsibility, the old and young couples elope together to Las Vegas, and things end happily for Ron and the Convertible Girl.
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Michael Ricciardi 7/2/2013 12:55 PM
One of the funniest comedies ever written by the master of comedy. Danny Simon taught his brother Neil how to write, The great Woody Allen was also a student of Danny, He has said "I've added a few things to his principles, and added a dimension to what he always taught me, but everything unequivocally that I know about comedy writing, I learned from Danny Simon. And he's a nice man, too."  This play is so funny because it's so damn honest . I studied comedy writing with Danny Simon for five years. Everything I write embraces his principles and everything in this very funny comedy uses those principles. Here the terms "Deal With It" and "Guilding the Lily: come to full fruition. You know these characters. They're fully dimensional and real.  Writers today must get into the heads of their characters because that is how you make that character as funny as he or she can possibly be. You believe this girl. You believe this guy. You believe it as if it just happened to you, Danny was the original Felix Unger. It was his story and situation that his famous brother adapted.. Danny worked side by side in a writer's room with some of the funniest comedians on the face on the Earth, including Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris, , He was the head writer of the Danny Thomas show "Make Room For Daddy.'  and many other classic television shows. I laughed till I cried reading this amazing play. It's so honest, George Washington could have played the lead. Danny Simon will always be my hero!

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