Missing Link

by  Jack Sharkey

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 6f

Lindy Baxter misses Lincoln Sinclair in fact she's been missing Link since World War II when he vanished in the Pacific. A fall puts her into the hands and the arms of orthopedist Simon Fletcher. They set a wedding date despite her parents misgivings and the fact that the best man and his sister…

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Missing Link

by  Jack Sharkey

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Lindy Baxter misses Lincoln Sinclair; in fact she's been missing Link since World War II when he vanished in the Pacific. A fall puts her into the hands and the arms of orthopedist Simon Fletcher. They set a wedding date despite her parents misgivings and the fact that the best man and his sister, the maid of honor, are respectively in love with the bride and the groom. On the wedding's eve, Link shows up with an enormous diamond ring and a box of money as his gift for the bride who he thinks is marrying him. A reporter comes with a strange story about another vanished man and Link's mother arrives with a question about an identifying birthmark. Then a cross between an aborigine and a savage shows up and he certainly resembles the missing Link (in more ways than one)! Who's who? What's what? This play will have audiences rolling in the aisles.
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Keywords

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: 1970s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The entire action of the play takes place in the parlor of the Baxter Home in Petoskey, Michigan, about half-past June somewhere in the mid-1970's.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • 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, 6f

ROSE BAXTER, the very relieved mother of also-relieved

BELINDA "LINDY" BAXTER, an upper-middle-aged bride-to-be

ED BAXTER, Lindy's father, a semi-retired photographer

SIMON FLETCHER, Lindy's fiance and orthopedist

FIONA BRODERICK, Lindy's maid of honor

LINCOLN SINCLAIR, Lindy's long-lost childhood  sweetheart

JAKE BRODERICK, Simon's best friend and best man

MISS BEASLEY, a middle-aged bank vice president

JUDY MITCHELL, a reporter from a Toronto newspaper

AUGUSTA SINCLAIR, Lincoln's extremely wealthy mother

RANCE BICKFORD, a good-but-dishonest friend of Judy's

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

Can be cast with 5 males and 6 females

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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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