Once in Every Family

by  Joseph Hayes, Marrijane Hayes

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  8m, 8f

A comedy of family life by the authors of AND CAME THE SPRING. The setting is a colorful "rumpus-room." When Mrs. Brooks goes away for a weekend to attend a college reunion, she leaves an already bewildered Mr. Brooks�who suffers from imaginary ulcers as Second Vice President of the First National…

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A comedy of family life by the authors of AND CAME THE SPRING. The setting is a colorful "rumpus-room." When Mrs. Brooks goes away for a weekend to attend a college reunion, she leaves an already bewildered Mr. Brooks�who suffers from imaginary ulcers as Second Vice President of the First National Bank�in charge of the teen-age family. Poor Father, bombastic, ineffectual, comic, lovable, he finds himself involved in several explosive young love duels, in a neighborhood feud that leads to a lawsuit against his own boss, in taking part as a blackfaced endman in the PTA Minstrel, in hanging nine rooms of wallpaper single-handed, and in many other comic situations. In short, everything happens to Father! Mingled in the romp also are many lively young people, including a pretty daughter with a temper; three young soldiers eager for a good time; an unpredictible young sister; and others. After an evening of bubbling excitement everything is properly settled. After all, Mrs. Brooks assures her browbeaten mate, weekends like this happen at least ONCE IN EVERY FAMILY.

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Joseph Hayes

Joseph Hayes (August 2, 1918 – September 11, 2006) grew up writing novels and plays in his native Indianapolis, Indiana. His most successful work, The Desperate Hours, was turned into a novel, a Tony Award-winning Broadway play, and a film, which in 1956 won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In 1962 ...

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Marrijane Hayes

Marrijane Hayes

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