Two Wives and a Dead Guy

by  Roy C. Booth

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

Mr. Donald Howard Becton III, the successful globe-trotting businessman and millionaire, is deader than a pair of socks. And he is presently on display for the world to see at the Olson-Hines Funeral Home. His wife, the educated and well-pedigreed Eileen, visits, and puts on a good show to get tha…

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Two Wives and a Dead Guy

by  Roy C. Booth

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Mr. Donald Howard Becton III, the successful globe-trotting businessman and millionaire, is deader than a pair of socks. And he is presently on display for the world to see at the Olson-Hines Funeral Home. His wife, the educated and well-pedigreed Eileen, visits, and puts on a good show to get that nervous, rat terrier of a junior funeral hall director in training, Mr. Hines, to leave her alone with the corpse. Unfortunately, Eileen has a problem. No, not the pyromaniac daughter nor the bedwetting son; no, no one can find Becton's will, not even his golf-obsessed lawyer knows where it is. Perhaps clues to the dilemma can be found on the corpse? But, before a proper search can be made, Veronica shows up, a gaudily painted, silicone enhanced "lady" who also claims to be Becton's wife. Let's just say that that is not what Eileen expected. The two immediately despise each other and eventually go at it to hilarious means, leaving behind a very perplexed Mr. Hines (and one very battered corpse) at play's end.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The play takes place in main reception room of the Olson-Hines Funerla Home, with flower arrangements, a viewing dias/viewing cart, and a casket complete with a corpse.
  • Additional Features: Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m, 2f
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Roy C.  Booth

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