A Thurber Carnival

by  James Thurber

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  5m, 4f

"Of belly laughs there is abundance...Small, cozy, and completely captivating revue...a sheer delight... joyous, magnificently lunatic festival" - New York Daily News

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    5m, 4f

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Winner of a special Tony Award and first performed in New York by Tom Ewell, Peggy Cass, Paul Ford and Alice Ghostley, these sketches of humorous scenes from American life include some of Thurber's most celebrated and insightful satires: The Night the Bed Fell, Gentlemen Shoppers, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the unforgettable File and Forget in which Thurber recounts his famous correspondence with various publishers who ship him books which he doesn't want and never ordered. A perfect evening of comedy.

Scenes Include:

ACT ONE
Word Dance (Part One)
The Night the Bed Fell
Fables for Our Time (Part One)
The Wolf at the Door
The Unicorn in the Garden
The Little Girl and the Wolf
If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox
Casuals of the Keys
The Macbeth Murder Mystery
Gentleman Shoppers
The Last Flower

ACT TWO
The Pet Department
File and Forget
Mr. Preble Gets Rid of His Wife
Take Her Up Tenderly
The Secret Life of Walter Middy
Word Dance (Part Two) Only material authorized for the production of this play may be used.

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"Of belly laughs there is abundance...Small, cozy, and completely captivating revue...a sheer delight... joyous, magnificently lunatic festival" - New York Daily News

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
  • Mandatory Music/Media Fee: $25 per performance

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Alto Sax

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