by Cleve Haubold
Short Play, Comedy / 2m, 1f
A soft spoken man wanders into a pet shop to buy an owl. The poor guy is ignored and bullied by the receptionist, then subjected to the outrageous sales pitch by the peculiar Dr. Hollyhock, who tries to persuade Ben that owls are only a popular superstition. As his frustration grows, Ben slowly turn…
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Setting: The reception room of a pet shop.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: No Chorus
BENJAMIN L. FRANKLIN - 30, a slight, soft-spoken man who looks as if he should be an accountant, which he is not. He wears a brown business suit and large round yellowish glasses. He carries a rolled umbrella and brief case.
MISS DROSS - 39, a fat and overbearing woman. She wears a perpetual scowl and a nurse's uniform. Dross incorporates the warmth of a punched computer card with the cordiality of a dyspeptic bulldog.
DR. HOLLYHOCK - 50, a talkative, fussy busybody of a man in a white medical jacket. He wears a head mirror and carries a stethoscope around his neck.