This Must Be the Place

by  Monk Ferris

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 5f

When world famous portrait artist Bob Zachary plans a romantic evening to propose to April March, he doesn't figure on his plumber chum posing as him to lure a Las Vegas chorine to the house for a tryst, fashion designer Pomona Beaumont showing up seeking her niece debutante who is a client of Bob's…

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This Must Be the Place

by  Monk Ferris

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

When world famous portrait artist Bob Zachary plans a romantic evening to propose to April March, he doesn't figure on his plumber chum posing as him to lure a Las Vegas chorine to the house for a tryst, fashion designer Pomona Beaumont showing up seeking her niece debutante who is a client of Bob's, the niece ecstatically thinking that Bob is going to propose to her, a monstrous rejected suitor of April's showing up to wreak vengeance, Gloria's mother arriving to look for the missing Desmond diamonds (which vanished while in the custody of Pomona's long missing daughter Clorinda) or the arrival of the weirdest private detective ever to stride onto a stage with drawn gun and an erroneous notion of who's who and what's what. This show is three acts of nonstop hilarity, a chaotic riot that barely gives audiences time to breathe between guffaws.
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Keywords

Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The entire action of the play takes place in the parlor of Bob's home in the town of Pahrump, Nevada, a short drive west of Las Vegas.
  • 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

4m, 5f

BOB ZACHARY - a world-famous portrait artist
GLORIA DESMOND - a soon-to-be debutante
ROGER CLARK - Bob's best friend, a plumber
POMONA BEAUMONT - a high-fashion designer
APRIL MARCH - a lovely young psychologist
CANDY CLUSTER - a Las Vegas chorus girl
JULIAN GLESTER - a towering hunk of menace
WENDELL ZOLOTNIK - a private investigator
MINERVA DESMOND - Gloria's wealthy mother

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

Monk Ferris

Monk Ferris is one of several pen names for prolific playwright Jack Sharkey (1931-1992). Mr. Sharkey was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college wit ...

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