Just Say Yes!

by  Jack Sharkey, Tom Sharkey

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 3f

"Delightful." - Oak Leaves
"Downright excellent! "Sheer enjoyment." - Lerner Newspapers
Needing to prove his theories work, an author of books on success through self confidence picks the world's biggest loser and makes him a winner nearly losing everything to him in the process.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Needing to prove his theories work, an author of books on success through self confidence picks the world's biggest loser and makes him a winner nearly losing everything to him in the process. Popular author Jack Sharkey's last comedy, Just Say Yes! was written with his brother, Tom Sharkey, the composer and librettist of It's a Wonderful Life.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Delightful." - Oak Leaves

"Downright excellent! Sheer enjoyment." - Lerner Newspapers

"Surefire crowd pleaser." - Skyliner

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting:

    The play takes place in Blaize's hotel suite in Century City, California. The time is the present and the action takes place over a five day period.

  • 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

2m, 3f

BLAIZE CARAWAY - a problem solver
FAYE CARAWAY - a problem
IRENE JOYCE - Blaize's irreplaceable assistant
NELL EAGER - her replacement
ARNOLD ADDERBY - a problem for everyone

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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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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Tom Sharkey

Tom Sharkey (1934-2008), author-composer-lyricist-producer, began his career at the age of 19 as a writer-editor for the Chicago Magazine and published two books before graduating from Chicago State University. He was Playwright-in-Residence at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; a winner of Golden Camera and Sil ...

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Just Say Yes! was originally titled The Confidence Game when first presented at Playwright's Center in Chicago, IL. The play subsequently moved to Drury Lane South Theater in Evergreen Park, IL. The play was first presented under its new title by Just Off Broadway and the TBA Players in Kansas, City, MO.

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