Will Someone Please Tell Me What's Going on Here?
by Jim Lee
Short Play, Comedy / 2m, 2f
A wild comedy with serious undertones. It involves Harold and Lucille, a bored, middle aged couple; Florence, a spinster and neighbor; and Buckley, a confused policeman. Harold shoots himself and Lucille's upset over the scandal. Florence complains to Buckley about the noise. All four are in Harold …
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Setting: A middle class apartment in the suburbs.
HAROLD - a short, balding, middle-aged man
LUCILLE - a slightly overweight, middle-aged woman who is somewhat taller than her husband Harold
FLORENCE - a middle-aged spinster who is prone to gossip and addicted to television
OFFICER BUCKLEY - a rather slow-witted policeman
Although these characters do some pretty ridiculous things, they are characters and not caricatures. They should not be played as superficial "types." It is crucial that these characters should be approached as three-dimensional human beings.