How Green Was My Brownie

by  Jack Sharkey

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 5f

A bit of madness is loose in the Flinder house.

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How Green Was My Brownie

by  Jack Sharkey

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

A bit of madness is loose in the Flinder house. Winifred Flinder, supposedly just out of the hospital, insists she was living it up in Paris. Her husband thinks she is planning to go into the convent, while their daughter Bonnie suspects both of her parents are nuts. The nurse thinks the neighboring piano teacher is a great pediatric surgeon, and the gynecologist gratefully accepts payment for an operation he may not have performed. Add to this a general handyman who insists the brownies have it in for the Flinders, a housekeeper who expects to be murdered in her bed, a neighbor whose purse contains anything from crowbars to teddy bears, and an unsolicited appearance by the Headless Horseman, and you have this jolly jaunt through a superstition-ridden environs where anything can happen and eventually does.

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Keywords

Fairy Tales

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 Flinder Home near Tarrytown, New York.
  • 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

6m, 5f

ADDISON FLINDER - president of Titan, Inc. Products for Men
WINIFRED FLINDER - his wife
BONNIE FLINDER - their daughter and Addison's secretary
NORA LARKIN - the Flinders' housekeeper
LORELEI GULLOCK - a friend of Winifred
MAXINE THREADGILL - a registered nurse
PHILIP MORGAN - a gynecologist
GUNTHER CHOWDY - a general handyman
WALDO LENNIMER - a piano teacher
TONY METZEL - Lorelei's nephew
HENRI MARNIER - a marketing research assistant

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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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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