Good Housekeeping

by  William McCleery

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 5f

"A good clean American comedy." - The New York Times

"The play is lively, bright, and full of surprises." - Westporter-Herald

"It is ideal for amateur and little theatre groups, high schools, and the like...Definitely good l…

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Good Housekeeping

by  William McCleery

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    4m, 5f

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It's pandemonium when the mother of a normal American family, armed with a big psychology book, sets out to make everybody happy. She is delighted therefore, when her dignified husband, president of the university, becomes involved in a fight with the state political boss and a champaign for the governorship. But father is not at all happy, especially as he is paraded down the main street on the shoulders of four girl cheerleaders. Daughter Christine breaks with her beau because he had promoted her father for governor; and daughter Katie breaks with hers because he had not. But underneath this commotion is the story of a feminine spirit starving and not even aware of hunger; of a silly youthful and attractive woman who, with a detached husband, two independent teen-age daughters, and a tyrant in the kitchen, finds herself no longer needed by her family. It is a grave and pathetic problem that slowly turns into laughter and full-hearted humor. A successful sequel to Parlor Story.
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Reviews

"A good clean American comedy." - The New York Times

"The play is lively, bright, and full of surprises." - Westporter-Herald

"It is ideal for amateur and little theatre groups, high schools, and the like...Definitely good light entertainment." - Standard Times

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  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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4m, 5f
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