Children! Children!

by  Jack Horrigan

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"The tension is continuous." - New York Post

On New Year's Eve a fashionable couple depart for a party with a doctor and his wife, leaving their precocious children, 3 pre teen boys and a girl, in the care of a new baby sitter whose conscience requires her to announce that she recently recovere…

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Children! Children!

by  Jack Horrigan

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    4m, 4f
  • SubGenre

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    Mystery/Thriller

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On New Year's Eve a fashionable couple depart for a party with a doctor and his wife, leaving their precocious children, 3 pre teen boys and a girl, in the care of a new baby sitter whose conscience requires her to announce that she recently recovered from a nervous breakdown. The children proceed to torture the baby sitter, beginning with a story of how a previous baby sitter dropped dead right before their eyes of a heart attack, proceeding through sadistic turns, including a pitch at lovemaking by first the boy and then the girl, and ending with a tumble down the stairs. On returning home, the sitter is not able to convince the parents that it all happened; they merely think her still mentally unstable. Then we in turn see in the viciousness of the parents the source of the children's diabolism.
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"The tension is continuous." - New York Post

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Setting: The Collins' duplex apartment off Gramercy Park in New York City. New Year's Eve.

Casting

4m, 4f

PHILLIP COLLINS
EVELYN COLLINS
PEG YAEGER
DR. KARL YAEGER
HELEN GILES
MARK COLLINS
SUSAN COLLINS
BOBBY COLLINS

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Jack Horrigan

Jack Horrigan

CHILDREN! CHILDREN! was first presented at The Ritz Theatre in New York City on March 7, 1972. Directed by Joseph Hardy.

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