California Schemin'

by  Ron House

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

"If you're up for a an evening of mindless entertainment and guilty pleasure then Ron House's zany farce is for you." - The Los Angeles Weekly

"If you see only one play this year make sure it's California Schemin'!" - The …

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California Schemin'

by  Ron House

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Roger Gallais, a small time hustler, is in a desperate fight to save his office/home from demolition. He needs $1500 in 24 hours or his estranged wife Lola Montezuma, an illegal alien, and her new boyfriend Nobby Carlyle, a fugitive from British justice, will take procession of the property, turn it into a mini mall and make a million bucks. Roger and his sole employee, Jules, are at the end of their rope, when Wanda Harrington, a naive middle-aged woman from Texas enters. She has just inherited the family oil fortune and is in Los Angeles to find her long lost lover, Henry, who she hasn't seen or heard from in 25 years. Roger reinvents himself and becomes a private detective specializing in missing persons cases and guarantees he will find Henry in one hour. Hilarious results ensue, involving Harvey Martin, "Gay Activist" who is running for mayor of West Hollywood, and wants to turn the city into a living "Camelot" and Shelly Levine, a failed New York standup comic who hates Los Angeles.
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"If you're up for a an evening of mindless entertainment and guilty pleasure then Ron House's zany farce is for you." - The Los Angeles Weekly

"If you see only one play this year make sure it's California Schemin'!" - The Sacramento Bee

"California Schemin' is a side-splitting entertainment!" - The Los Angeles Times

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3m, 3f
Roger Gallais, a small time hustler, is in a desperate fight to save his office/home from demolition. He needs $1500 in 24 hours or his estranged wife Lola Montezuma, an illegal alien, and her new boyfriend Nobby Carlyle, a fugitive from British justice, will take procession of the property, turn it into a mini mall and make a million bucks. Roger and his sole employee, Jules, are at the end of their rope, when Wanda Harrington, a naive middle-aged woman from Texas enters. She has just inherited the family oil fortune and is in Los Angeles to find her long lost lover, Henry, who she hasn't seen or heard from in 25 years. Roger reinvents himself and becomes a private detective specializing in missing persons cases and guarantees he will find Henry in one hour. Hilarious results ensue, involving Harvey Martin, "Gay Activist" who is running for mayor of West Hollywood, and wants to turn the city into a living "Camelot" and Shelly Levine, a failed New York standup comic who hates Los Angeles.
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Ron House

Ron House started his theatrical career as member of the 2nd City Company in his native Chicago. He then moved to Europe where he lived in Rome followed by Barcelona and finally London, where he founded “Low Moan Spectacular”, the London underground Theatre Company that was responsible for Off Broad ...

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