Full Length Play
Farce, Mystery/Thriller, Christmas/Holiday
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
Interior Set, Opportunity for Spectacle
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Adolescence, Love, Parenting/Family
Appropriate for all audiences
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.