by Neil Simon
Full Length Play, Comedy / 5m, 5f
"Has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh." - The New York Times
When they gather to celebrate one of the couple's tenth wedding anniversary, four couples experience a severe attack of Farce.
"Has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh."- The New York Times, Read More
"Light, frothy and fun." - New York Post
"Neil Simon makes people laugh a lot!" - USA Today
"Not only side splitting, but front and back splitting." - NBC-TV
- Gun Shots
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
- Mandatory Music/Media Fee: $15 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Setting: A house in Sneden's Landing, New York. An evening in June.
charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his
CHRIS GORMAN – (mid-30’s) Another lawyer, married to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered.
Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which
drives her to drink a bit more.
LENNY GANZ – (Late 30’s, early 40’s) A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent
destruction of his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant
of the gossipy-lifestyle that he is often involved in.
CLAIRE GANZ – (Late 30’s) Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and
others'). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip.
ERNIE CUSACK – (Early 50’s) A psychiatrist. Affable, smokes a pipe. Loves his wife very
much. Tries to be as helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner.
COOKIE CUSACK – (40’s) Has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms.
Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times.
GLENN COOPER – (30-40) A handsome man running for State Senate. Worried about his
own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair
(which he may or may not be).
CASSIE COOPER – (late 20’s, early 30’s) Glenn’s beautiful wife. Obsesses over her
husband's relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to
calm herself down.
OFFICER WELCH (M) – (30-50) A city police officer having a rough night. Does not
tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put up.
OFFICER PUDNEY (F) – (20-30) Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.
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