The Family Upstairs

by  Harry Delf

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 5f

Joe Heller's wife's one anxiety is to get daughter Louise married. Joe's ambition is to get son Willie to work. Then Louise announces that Charles Grant, her boyfriend, and she are engaged. Mother is concerned whether he can support Louise on his salary - but tells the neighbors he's a banker. T…

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The Family Upstairs

by  Harry Delf

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Joe Heller's wife's one anxiety is to get daughter Louise married. Joe's ambition is to get son Willie to work. Then Louise announces that Charles Grant, her boyfriend, and she are engaged. Mother is concerned whether he can support Louise on his salary - but tells the neighbors he's a banker. The game of bluff goes on - and Charles begins to wonder what kind of family he's getting into. Briefly, the engagement seems to be off - and then his mother appears on the scene. She's just as big a bluffer as Mrs. Heller - and both see through all the bluffs and discount them.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: The parlor of the Hellers.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

4m, 5f
JOE HELLER - The father
EMMA HELLER - The mother
LOUISE HELLR - The elder sister
WILLIE HELLER - The brother
ANNABELLE - The babysitter
CHARLES GRANT
MRS. GRANT - His mother
HERBERT - His brother
MISS CALAHAN
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Authors

Harry Delf

Harry Delf

The Family Upstairs was first persented at the Gaiety Theatre, New York City on August 17, 1925.

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