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Shall We Join the Ladies - Short Play, Comedy

Shall We Join the Ladies

J. M. Barrie

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Short Play, Comedy

8m, 8f

ISBN: 9780573624643

The frivolous and gay air at a well-to-do dinner party is shattered rather suddenly when the host announces that all thirteen guests were at Monte Carlo several years ago on the night when his brother was murdered.

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Mystery/Thriller

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - 1920s

Settings Of Play - The dining room of Sam Smith's country house in the late evening.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

UIL Approved

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes

TAGS

Betrayal, Death

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre

An absorbing mystery, with just a pinch of incisive English wit to give it the proper savor. The action involves thirteen well-to-do people attending a dinner party. The frivolous and gay air is shattered rather suddenly when the host announces that all of them were at Monte Carlo several years ago on the night when his brother was murdered. Then the host proceeds to implicate one after another of his guests, making them stumble into pits he has carefully laid in his speech. He is cool, patient, and witty as the frightful tension increases and his guests drop their masks.
Shall We Join the Ladies? was first presented at the opening of the Theatre of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England, on May 27, 1921.
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CASTING

8m, 8f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

SAM SMITH
LADY JANE RAYE
LADY WRATHIE
SIR JOSEPH WRATHIE
MRS. PREEN
CAPTAIN JENNINGS
MRS. CASTRO
MR. VAILE
MRS. BLAND
MR. GOURLAY
MISS ISIT
MISS VALIE
A POLICEMAN
LUCY (MAID)
DOLPHIN
Author
J. M. Barrie

J. M. Barrie

J.M. Barrie was a Scottish dramatist, best known for writing Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Never Grow Up in 1904. The son of Scottish weavers, he moved to London to pursue his interest in becoming a playwright, where he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired his masterpiece.  James Matthew Barrie was born on May 9, 1860, in Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, Scotland. After graduating from Edinburgh ... view full profile

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