Who Needs a Waltz

by  Fred Carmichael

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 4f

"Though still as dependably funny as always, Mr. Carmichael's play is more concerned with characterization than situation." - The Williamstown News
"The bantering between the former lovers is especially sophisticated and even thought provoking." - Glenns Falls News

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Who Needs a Waltz

by  Fred Carmichael

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Cutting Approved for Competition
    • Scene work
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Ex-spies Reggie and Alan return from retirement to catch an international art thief. The culprit is among the two girls posing as Reggie's only daughter, the boy friend of one of them, the overly romantic maid, and the Head of the Department who is drugged and standing in a closet.
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Reviews

"Though still as dependably funny as always, Mr. Carmichael's play is more concerned with characterization than situation. The two chief characters are spies who, having once been a team, though retired for twenty years, are brought back together to do a single job. The only hitch is that they had fallen in love long ago and only a fluke prevented their marriage. A good deal now happens but, contrary to expectations, not the expected." - The Williamstown News

"The two had gone their separate ways she into marriage, motherhood, and suburbia, and he into carefree philandering and far reaching adventure... The bantering between the former lovers is especially sophisticated and even thought provoking." - Glenns Falls News

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Large Stage

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: Spring, present day. Cottage on the island of Jamaica.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m, 4f
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Authors

Fred Carmichael

Fred Carmichael

Who Needs a Waltz was first presented by the Caravan Theatre Inc. Summer Theatre at the Dorset Playhouse in Dorset, VT, in August 1973. It was directed by Patricia Carmichael.

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