The Party

by  Robert J. Flaherty

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 3f

This thoroughly charming play is about a successful woman executive who is planning to retire and move into a beach front community. Old friends are planning a party for her and she has some surprises in store for them. The first is that she is getting married. The second is that she is marrying a m…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 3f
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • UIL Approved
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Senior

Additional Info

This thoroughly charming play is about a successful woman executive who is planning to retire and move into a beach front community. Old friends are planning a party for her and she has some surprises in store for them. The first is that she is getting married. The second is that she is marrying a multi millionaire. The toper is that he happens to be the local handyman whom they are always ordering about-- "You mean, our Henry?" All four roles come through with a splendid flourish.
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Keywords

Aging, Memory

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Senior Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: Present day. An attractively furnished outdoor patio, as the edge of a golf course.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 3f

LILLIAN - 59, a widow, tall, shapely, emotional, opinionated, earthy. She dresses as youthful as possible, her dyed brown hair styled in a page boy. A lady of means, looks forward to a good time, and male companionship.
EVELYN - 70, a widow, five foot three inches tall, a bit over weight. She is pleasantly old-fashioned, sensitive, easily persuaded. Wears a semi-smile that sometimes covers her preoccupation. She is fastidious in dress and manner, her thick dryed brown-blondish hair is styled in an upsweep with french curls.
KIT - 60, tall, thin, personable, warn and attractive. She is a wealthy, successful, fashion-conscious, divorced, business executie. Her dyed blonde hair is cut in a wedge.
HENRY - 58, bachelor, medium height, thickset, his sparse gray hair is combed straight back and neatly trimmed. He is unpretentious, pleasant, polite, and likeable. A handyman who is constantly lighting and smoking his pipe. He wears neat and clean shorts, socks, and sneakers, but is shirtless.

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Cast Attributes

  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Robert J.  Flaherty

Robert J. Flaherty

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