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by  Tom Ziegler

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

"Beguiling." - New York Post

"Delightful." - Christian Science Monitor

The American Stage Co. and the Hudson Guild Theatre both had hits with this romantic comedy. Mertle Mae Tucker supports herself, her dad, a canary and…

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The American Stage Co. and the Hudson Guild Theatre both had hits with this romantic comedy. Mertle Mae Tucker supports herself, her dad, a canary and a blind cat working as a truck dispatcher. Dad was once a Yankee he spent the 1955 season on the bench and then retired rather than be traded to Cleveland. He lives in a demented twilight zone, walking around in his uniform and talking to the audience as he would to Casey Stengel. When Mertle Mae takes a night school class, she meets and falls in love with a successful young executive. He loves Mertle Mae but is not so sure about taking on dear old dad. He finds an old folks home in Cleveland, but Mertle Mae can't bring herself to put him there even though she knows Frank is her big chance in life. Dad, more aware than the lovers realize, informs Casey that he will allow himself to be traded to Cleveland after all.
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"Beguiling." - New York Post

"Delightful." - Christian Science Monitor

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Tom Ziegler

Tom Ziegler is a native of Chicago. His play Grace and Glorie was first presented at The Shenandoah Valley Playwrights Retreat under the title Apple Dreams and later went on to a successful Off-Broadway run starring Estelle Parsons and Lucie Arnez at the Laura Pels Theatre in 1996. Th ...

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