Full Length Play
Time Period - 1970s, 1960s
Settings Of Play - The action of the play takes place in an American Embassy somewhere behind the Iron Curtain.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
Mild Adult Themes
Betrayal, Love, Politics
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
A cascade of comedy and a solid hit on Broadway, this affair takes place inside an American embassy behind the Iron Curtain. An American tourist, a caterer by trade, and his wife and daughter rush into the embassy two steps ahead of the police who suspect them of spying and picture taking. It's not much of a refuge, for the ambassador is absent and his son, now in charge, has been expelled from a dozen countries and the continent of Africa. Nevertheless, they carefully and frantically plot their escape, and the ambassador's son and the caterer's daughter even have time to fall in love.
"Moved the audience to great laughter... Allen's imagination is daffy, his sense of the ridiculous is keen and gags snap, crackle and pop." - New York Daily News "It is filled with... bright and hilarious dialogue." - New York Post
Don't Drink the Water was first presented on Broadway by David Merrick in association with Jack Rollins and Charles Joffe at the Morosco Theatre in New York Cityon November 17, 1966. It was directed by Stanley Prager.