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My Husband the Wife - Full Length Play, Comedy

My Husband the Wife

Dave Reiser, Jack Sharkey, Ira Rubin, Brady Rubin

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Full Length Play, Comedy

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573602290

Book by Ira Rubin and Brady Rubin
Adapted from their play The Marriage Bed
Music and Lyrics by Jack Sharkey and Dave Reiser

When a staid attorney falls in love with a wacky younger man, little does she realize that this could lead to something drastic marriage. He promises connubial equality, but what does equality mean?

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$8.95
: Acting Edition

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Romantic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - Samantha's apartment.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Play w/ Music

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TAGS

Love, Marriage

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre

When a staid attorney falls in love with a wacky younger man, little does she realize that this could lead to something drastic - marriage. He promises connubial equality, but what does equality mean? He goes from med student to house husband to his own career while she puts in 16-hour days at the office. They may be equal but who has time to notice? Eventually, she thinks his late nights involve another woman and she starts singing a different tune. A classic play with music about the ever changing battle of the sexes.

"There's a song between every lawsuit and a laugh simmering beneath every cookpot lid ... in this laugh-provoking musical..." - Press/Post

"Although the play's cast only numbers two, the audience is involved as the performers speak directly to the theatergoers." - Bennington Banner

My Husband The Wife was first presented by Quentin C. Beaver at the Fort Salem Theatre in Salem, New York, on September 29, 1983. It was directed by Mel Buttorff.

Characters

CASTING

1m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

SAMANTHA - a bright, attractive lawyer in her late 30s who probably wears glasses to read. She thinks of herself as all business, but her femininity and vulnerability are obvious. She is madly in love with...
PAUL - a ruggedly handsome Jewish man in his mid-20s. He is all man, but one of the new breed, not threatened by his own sensitivity or unconventional career choices.

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MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Piano/Conductor Score
Author(s)
Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey (1931-1992) was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in the Army. He served at Sandia Base, New Mexico as a Special Services worker. He wrote, produced, ... view full profile

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