Father's Been to Mars

by  Newt Mitzman, William Dalzell

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 8f

After years of blasting through outer space on his TV show, Larry Gibson finds it difficult to change each evening to husband and father. His habit of wearing his space outfit at home is a source of constant embarrassment to his daughter, Gloria. Even his wife, Mildred, finally rebels against this i…

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After years of blasting through outer space on his TV show, Larry Gibson finds it difficult to change each evening to husband and father. His habit of wearing his space outfit at home is a source of constant embarrassment to his daughter, Gloria. Even his wife, Mildred, finally rebels against this interplanetary world when he brings Countess Vilma, the villainess of his program, home just in time to "disintegrate" her sewing circle. Twelve year old Corky, a devout junior space scout, is the only one "in father's orbit." Mother and Gloria decide to give Larry a dose of his own medicine when one of his friends drop in. They don't know he is president of the network, who is considering Larry for an important executive position. The position is all but lost when they appear in ridiculous space costumes. Gloria's boyfriend brings about an unexpected and happy ending.

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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Newt Mitzman

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William Dalzell

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