Love's Tangled Web

by  Charles Ludlam

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

"Ridiculous" - Style. Love and intrigue on Long Island's fashionable North Shore, full of the author's characteristically strange people and social observations.


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Love's Tangled Web

by  Charles Ludlam

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Love and intrigue on Long Island's fashionable North Shore, full of the author's characteristically strange people and social observations. Among the players are a snarky, crippled heiress, who employs her own mother and brother as her maid and butler; a philandering clergyman, who is also the cruel despot of a local boys' orphanage, and the voodoo-practicing attractive daughter of a clam digger. The plot offers such farcical staples as romantic rivalries, mistaken identities, purloined letters and financial extortion, but, to be sure, Mr. Ludlam has added some other twists that are purely his own.
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"Ridiculous" - Style

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Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: Long Island's fashionable North Shore.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 3f

SYLVIA WOODVILLE

EVE, her mother

PASTOR FENWICK BATES, her mother's lover, soon to be her stepfather

ETHELBERT (BERTIE), her brother

RAEANNE AVERY, the girl next door, a paranormal

BRAM, a handyman and gardner

GORILLA

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Authors

Charles Ludlam

Charles Ludlam (1943-1987) grew up in Queens, New York, just a few subway stops from Greenwich Village, and the heart of Gay America. At twenty-four, he founded the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, where he wrote, directed and performed in almost every production for the next two decades, often with Ever ...

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Love's Tangled Web was first presented by The Ridiculous Theatrical Company in New York City. 

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