Madame President

by  Wallace Acton

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Philip is eager for a quiet night in, to put his feet up and read the paper. Simple enough? Not if his wife, Victoria, has anything to do with it. This scene has taken place in some degree in every home, and is sure to have everyone that has ever known marriage in sitches.

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Madame President

by  Wallace Acton

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

An amusing domestic episode. Novelist Spangler would like to read his paper, but wife Victoria (a comic without knowing it) interrupts with a cross word puzzle, her women's clubs, a retelling of "Hamlet"-- until poor hubby is nearly crazy.
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Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting: A living room.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


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


1m, 1f
VICTORIA SPANGLE - Approximately in her late 30s. A pretty woman that considers herself wise and brilliant, but her utter lack of of a sense of humor makes her take everything at face value. Dressed in a formal gown.
PHILIP SPANGLE - A few years older than Victoria, and is more the martyr than the patient husband. He wears a lounge jacket and carpet slippers.
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