Madness on Madrona Drive

by  Louis Flynn

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 5f, 1boy(s)

"Hysterical, high style comedy." - Oakland Tribune.

Eccentric Louise McHugh is delighted to learn her new neighbor is a well known racketeer, Johnny Trovado. One day three people invade her home on one pretext or another: a telephone repair man, a high fashion wedding consultant (her daughter is to be…

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Madness on Madrona Drive

by  Louis Flynn

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 5f, 1boy(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Eccentric Louise McHugh is delighted to learn her new neighbor is a well known racketeer, Johnny Trovado. One day three people invade her home on one pretext or another: a telephone repair man, a high fashion wedding consultant (her daughter is to be married shortly) and the father of the groom a stranger. Louise gradually realizes their identities are false. The three villains state to an amazed yet pleased Louise they are holding her prisoner while they plant a bomb in the Trovado house. Louise, her maid and her brother, a priest, employ inept plans to thwart the villains with spectacularly ineffective results. Moments before the explosion a plan works and Louise waits impatiently for the media cameras to arrive.
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Reviews

"Hysterical, high style comedy." - Oakland Tribune

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s, 1970s, 1960s, 1950s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy

Casting

6m, 5f, 1boy(s)
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Local Celebrity Cameo
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Louis Flynn

Louis Flynn

This play was written by Louis Flynn as his Master's Thesis at Catholic University.

In 1958 it was produced by a Bay Area Community Theatre for a short 4 week run. The show was extended for 6 months and became the impetus for the creation of The Cont

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