Spreading It Around

by  Londos D'Arrigo

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

Londos D'Arrigo, the hard-hitting comedy writer for Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin, and Joan Rivers, brings the sensational new comedy, Spreading It Around. 

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Spreading It Around

by  Londos D'Arrigo

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Londos D'Arrigo, the hard-hitting comedy writer for Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin, and Joan Rivers, brings the sensational new comedy, Spreading It Around.

Angela Drayton, a wealthy widow living in an up-scale retirement community, is tired of handing out money to her unappreciative children. So she starts the “S.I.N. (Spending It Now) Foundation,” to give to those truly in need. This terrifies her greedy son, driving him to devise a plan to have her committed. Featuring delicious roles for adult and mature actors, this poignant family comedy has played numerous theatre in the US and Canada, and continues spreading the laughs around. 

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Reviews

"The show has a surprise ending which will leave you in stitches. So for a look at a brand new comedy, be sure to catch 'Spreading It Around'." - theatremirror.com

"...viewers who appreciate the art in wickedness will find much to love to hate." - rouguecritic.com

"It is real.  It is real funny.  It is really funny.  I give it a solid 10 on the proverbial scale." - Publishers Feature Service

"Judging by the audience response on opening night - a laughter tsunami and a standing ovatioin - tickets will be scarce.  Grab them now." - Dunwoody Crier

Videos

  • SPREADING IT AROUND
  • Londos D'Arrigo on Spreading It Around
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting:

    The living room of an upscale home in a gated community in Florida.

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • 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, 2f

ANGIE DRAYTON - likeable, caring, active woman in her late sixties.
MARTIN WHEELER - a fit, well-preserved man in his early seventies.
LARRY DRAYTON - Angie's son. An arrogant, self-important fellow in his mid-thirties.
TRACI DRAYTON - Larry's wife, and Angie's daughter-in-law. A self-absorbed fashionista in her mid-thirties. 
DR. KRAPINSKY - A serious man in his mid-fifties.

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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Londos D'Arrigo

Londos D’Arrigo has written extensively for stage and television for more than thirty years.  He began his writing career creating hard-hitting laughs for comedy legends such as Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin and Joan Rivers. As well as writing for Rivers’ New York and L.A. based talk shows, Londos contributed heavily to ...

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Spreading It Around received its World premiere at Stage Door Players, Atlanta, Georgia in January 2009 where it received standing ovationis and set box office records.

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