Marriage Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

by  Arnold Kane

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 3f

When Eddie's mid life crisis hits, he escapes from his picture perfect family and establishes a swinging bachelor's pad in New York City. This uproarious comedy about relationships new and old touches anyone who has ever fought and forgiven.

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Marriage Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

by  Arnold Kane

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Marriage Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

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    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Cutting Approved for Competition
    • Competition or audition material

Additional Info

When Eddie's mid life crisis hits, he escapes from his picture perfect family and establishes a swinging bachelor's pad in New York City, complete with the sexy Miss Tush as his roommate. His new life is a success, so why is he cheating with his wife? She has put her anger at his desertion behind her, done an emotional and physical make over and is moving on with her life. When Eddie is ready to go back home, will it be too late? This uproarious comedy about relationships new and old touches anyone who has ever fought and forgiven.
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Keywords

Aging, Betrayal, Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting: The play takes place in Eddie Walker's Manhattan apartment. The time is now.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

2m, 3f
MRS. VALDEZ - A Latino woman of indeterminate age.
EDDIE WALKER - 40s; a tevelsion commercial producer. Hyper and vain, but still a well-meaning and good-natured man/boy. (Think: Billy Crystal.)
CINDY SMITH - Early 20s; Eddie's gorgeous live-in girlfriend. They met on an infomercial Eddie was producing. She is no airhead. (Think: Cameron Diaz.)
ROGER BILLINGSLEY - Eddie's best friend and lawyer. Overweight and balding; he's extremely nervous about everything. (Think: Jason Alexander.)
DIANA WALKER - Late 30s; Eddie's ex-wife; very intelligent. (Think: Joan Allen.)
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Casting Notes

MRS. VALDEZ is a non-speaking role.

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Arnold Kane

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