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Forty Carats - Full Length Play, Comedy

Forty Carats

Jay Presson Allen

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Full Length Play, Comedy

5m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573609060

"Great fun. A breezy, beguiling comedy." - The New York Times

"A comedy that makes one laugh all evening long." - The New Yorker

"A fun night." - ABC-TV

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Julie Harris made a Tony-winning hit on Broadway starring in this comedy as Ann Stanley, a 40 year-old divorcee whose car breaks down while vacationing in Greece. Rescued by and then introduced to the romance of the island by a young man of 22, Anne is taken on a whirlwind tour. Back in New York, she returns to problems with her real estate business, her mother, her 17 year-old daughter Trina and ex-husbands while fending off the advances of a middle-aged client. One evening a young man arrives to escort her daughter and turns out to be the youth from Greece. Not only is the attraction between them still strong, but the amorous client then falls for Trina!
"Great fun. A breezy, beguiling comedy. " - The New York Times "A comedy that makes one laugh all evening long." - The New Yorker "A fun night." - ABC-TV


5m, 6f

Jay Presson  Allen

Jay Presson Allen

Jay Presson Allen, Oscar-nominated screenwriter was born Jacqueline Presson in San Angelo, Texas on March 3, 1922. At the age of 18, she decided to become an actress in New York City. The charms of the profession soon paled and she married in the early 1940s, moving to southern California.Disenchanted with acting, she saw writing as a way of becoming financially independent and enabling to leave ... view full profile

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