Sorry! Wrong Chimney!

by  Leo W. Sears, Jack Sharkey

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

"A lighthearted Christmas tale full of mistaken identities and zany foul-ups, with a smattering of slapstick [...] What you see is what you get: A couple of hours of uncomplicated laughter and fun." - The Phoenix Gazette

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Christmas/Holiday, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

David Tuttle is moonlighting as a department store Santa so that he can buy his wife a fur for Christmas. He tells her he’s working late at the office, but she finds out he isn’t at the office. A suspected other woman, hypnotism, the notorious Santa burglar Kris Kreigle and his gun-toting fiancée, and a confused policeman add up to a rollicking tale that is hilarious Christmas entertainment any time of year.

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Reviews

"A lighthearted Christmas tale full of mistaken identities and zany foul-ups, with a smattering of slapstick [...] What you see is what you get: A couple of hours of uncomplicated laughter and fun." - The Phoenix Gazette

"Hilarious." - Glendale Star

Keywords

Betrayal, Love, Marriage

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: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The entire action of the play takes place in the Tuttles' metropolitan apartment.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • 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

4m, 3f

DAVID TUTTLE - a struggling young executive
SAMANTHA TUTTLE - his bride of 6 months
NATALIE WELDON - their neighbor across the hall
WILLIAM WELDON - Natalie's psychiatrist husband
KRIS KREIGLE - a man with a Holiday delusion
SHEILA - Kris's doggedly devoted fiancee
POLICEMAN - a determined desciple of Law and Order

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

Leo W. Sears

Leo W. Sears, CFEE. Leo has four plays published with Sanuel French. Sorry! Wrong Chimney!, 100 Lunches:A Gourmet Comedy and Star on the Door were co-written with the prolific late Jack Sharkey. Borderline Crazies was his solo work. He has directed 65 plays and produced 90 in high school theater, community theater a ...

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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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Sorry! Wrong Chimney! was first presented at the Metro Playhouse Dinner Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 1st, 1989. It was directed and produced by Leo W. Sears.

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