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Amy's Wish - Full Length Play, Comedy

Amy's Wish

Tom Sharkey

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573630002

"A romantic comedy the entire family will enjoy!'' - Howard Cobbs of the Gaslight Dinner Theatre
Recently retired and newlywed, Sam Galway is flabbergasted when the spring water at his honeymoon retreat transforms dear old Amy into a 19-year-old knockout. His "young'' bride attracts a young man's admiration and the local sheriff's suspicion.

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Romantic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - This play takes place in the living/sleeping area of a condo in a Florida retirement village.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget

Recently retired and newly wed, Sam Galway, if falbbergasted when the spring water at his honeymoon retreat transforms dear old Amy into a 19-year-old knockout.  His "young" bride attracts a youthful admirer while the sheriff becomes convinced the Sam has murdered Amy. 

"A romantic comedy the entire family will enjoy!'' - Howard Cobbs of the Gaslight Dinner Theatre

"The audience loved it and our staff as well as our actors had a lot of fun with this comedy" - Jim L. Wilcoxen of Celebrity Dinner Theater, Birmingham, AL.

Amy's Wish was first produced at the Gaslight Dinner Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee,  where it played to full houses for a month including two successful weekend benefit shows for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Local Celebrity Cameo, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

SAM GALWAY - a retired newspaper reporter who marries...
AMY GALWAY - a ingenuous old dear who wishes she again was...
SCOOTER GALWAY - a nineteen-year-old knockout who captivates...
JEFF CRENSHAW - a young romantic who hopes to save her from...
HOWARD MONTEITH - a suspicious shreiff who has been alerted by...
IRMA PRY - a nosy neighbor who just "knows" Sam did the old girl in
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Tom Sharkey

Tom Sharkey

Tom Sharkey (1934-2008), author-composer-lyricist-producer, began his career at the age of 19 as a writer-editor for the Chicago Magazine and published two books before graduating from Chicago State University. He was Playwright-in-Residence at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; a winner of Golden Camera and Silver Screen awards for his industrial movies; and a special material writer for ... view full profile

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Reviews
Lauren Nichols 11/21/2014 3:07 PM
"Amy's Wish" is a delightful read.  Perhaps a bit tricky to cast the roles of Amy and Scooter, who must believably be the same person 35+ years apart. But a sweet and tasteful show, and a nice chance to showcase older actors. It's on my short list.

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