The Cat's Away

by  Cleve Haubold

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

Another play woven around another set of daft characters from San Francisco's Union Street. Crusty but confused Estelle Bentwood insists her cat, Miss Pearl, has been writing naughty sea faring novels on her Underwood. Her niece, Mary, and Horace, the long suffering waiter, almost talk her out of th…

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The Cat's Away

by  Cleve Haubold

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    3m, 2f
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Another play woven around another set of daft characters from San Francisco's Union Street. Crusty but confused Estelle Bentwood insists her cat, Miss Pearl, has been writing naughty sea faring novels on her Underwood. Her niece, Mary, and Horace, the long suffering waiter, almost talk her out of the notion-- when an excitable publisher shows up with a manuscript, a contract, certified check and a passion for Miss Pearl! There's laughable confusion to comic chaos as everyone tries to close the deal in a different way. In the unexpected climax. Miss Pearl herself appears-- and her unlikely visit is a shock to everyone. Lovable off beat characters and an ingenious plot full of surprises makes this play an audience pleaser.
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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: The upstairs living quarters over Bentwood Bookshop in an old Victorian house on Union Street in San Francisco. It is late on a Saturday evening a few days before Christmas.

Casting

3m, 2f

HORACE SHEPPARD

ESTELLE BENTWOOD

MARY LEWISON CLARK

BERNARD T. BERUCH

BILLY - the shop boy

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