Spinoff

by  Jack Sharkey

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

Peter Colton, a bank official, unwittingly comes home with the loot from a bank robbery masterminded by Willy Nicholas, his superior at the bank. Willy, frantic to retrieve the money, enlists Peter’s services to help him find it, with the help of Victoria Wickey, Peter’s secretary.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Peter Colton, a bank official, unwittingly comes home with the loot from a bank robbery masterminded by Willy Nicholas, his superior at the bank. Willy, frantic to retrieve the money, enlists Peter’s services to help him find it, with the help of Victoria Wickey, Peter’s secretary. Meantime, Laurel Colton, Peter’s daughter, has found the loot and erroneously supposes it is her father who has robbed the bank. So she enlists the aid of her boyfriend, Carlos Ortega, whose uncle is a retired forger of passports, to help her father flee the country. But the arrival of Sheila Mahoney, a travel agent who is helping Peter plan a surprise vacation to Rio for Laurel, complicates matters even further, since she thinks Victoria is married to Willy and planning a honeymoon in Rio for the two of them. By the time Victoria shows up with the passports for the surprise vacation, Willy shows up with his passport and Victoria’s for a quick escape, and Carlos shows up with a pair of forged passports to help Laurel and Peter escape. Everybody is in an ungodly mess, the police may close in any minute, all concerned are fearfully mistaken about everyone else’s motives and loyalties, and doom, shame, and prison stare them all in the face.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The Colton home in South Pasadena.
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • 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, 3f

PETER COLTON - a minor bank official
LAUREL COLTON - his daughter
WILLY NICHOLAS - Peter's friend and, at the bank, superior
VICTORIA WICKEY - Peter's secretary
SHEILA MAHONEY - a travel agent
CARLOS ORTEGA - a delivery boy 

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey (1931-1992) was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in th ...

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