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In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot) - Full Length Play, Comedy

In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot)

Steve Franco

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Full Length Play, Comedy

7m, 7f

ISBN: 9780874408942

“A comic gem. The holidays have never been so funny!” - The Thistle
It is 6pm and the Douglas family is busily preparing for their annual Christmas Eve dinner. After robbing a neighborhood liquor store, high strung and irritable Tony, and his dim-witted side-kick Vinny, find themselves in need of a hide-out. A comic treasure that is sure to leave your audience in stitches while celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce, Mystery/Thriller, Christmas/Holiday

105 Minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - A modest, upper-middle class home in the Fiske Terrace area of Brooklyn, New York. Requires a split Interior set that has a Living Room on one side and a Dining Room on the other. Stage Plot and Design Details are included with the script. The set can be as simple or elaborate as your budget allows.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music, Stage Combat, Special Effects

Cuttings allowed

Interior Set, Opportunity for Spectacle

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Open Flame

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Church / Religious Groups

It is 6pm and the Douglas family is busily preparing to be invaded by their quirky relatives for their annual Christmas Eve dinner. After robbing a neighborhood liquor store, high strung and irritable Tony, and his dim-witted side-kick Vinny, find themselves in need of a place to briefly hide out. Using a ruse to gain entrance into the Douglas home, they suddenly find themselves in charge of an ever-growing list of family members that they are forced to hold hostage. From smart-aleck teenagers, to nosy neighbors, and bickering adults - the laughs (like the flow of people) are non-stop and we soon wonder who is holding who hostage?! With outrageous characters, laugh-a-minute-dialogue, and a surprise, heart-felt ending - Mr. Franco has created a comic treasure that is sure to leave your audience in stitches while celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.

In-laws,Outlaws… is a comic gem. The holidays have never been so funny!” - The Thistle

“Offering poignant social criticism in difficult times; In-Laws, Outlaws, & Other People (That Should Be Shot) gives the audience a new perspective on an old tradition: the coming together of family for the holidays.” - Tramping Roanoke

In-laws, Outlaws & Other People (That Should Be Shot) premiered on November 20, 2010 in Salem, Virginia, at Theatre Glenvar High. It was directed by the author.
Characters

CASTING

7m, 7f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

The fun in this show comes from how real each of these personality types are to people that we each may know.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

DAD
BETH
MRS. DRAPER
BUNNY
BUD
TRACY
AUNT ROSE
UNCLE LEO
TONY
VINNY
PAUL
EMILY
MRS. WAKOWSKI
MOM
OFFICER HENLEY
Plus CHRISTMAS CAROLERS
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Steve Franco

Steve Franco

Steve Franco, creator of In-laws, Outlaws & Other People (That Should Be Shot) (published by Samuel French), is an award winning Educator, Director, Designer, and Playwright who currently resides in Salem, Virginia. Mr. Franco was a founding member of the Roanoke County School for the Performing Arts and continues to teach some of Virginia's brightest and best student actors. In 2011 he was a ... view full profile

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Reviews
Kevin Hunter 12/9/2013 12:36 PM
Steve Franco has accomplished what few writers in the comedy genre can. He has produced a show which will have your audiences rolling with laughter, without resorting to profanity and sexual innuendo. This is a show for all ages, young and old alike. You'll see yourself or a member of your family in this show, which is part of what makes it great! Nice job Steve! I'm waiting to see more of your works in the future!

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