Howie

by  Phoebe Ephron

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  10m, 6f

"Many amusing moments ... a memorable travesty of a quiz show." - John McClain, New York Journal-American

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    10m, 6f

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This very amusing comedy was received by audiences with delighted laughter when produced on Broadway. Howie has married into the Simms family and has come to live with them apparently for a long stay, since Howie is a misfit who cannot get or hold a job. On the surface, the young man is one of those thoroughly obnoxious people who know everything about any subject on earth and who are continually spouting forth their unsolicited advice. But underneath this, Howie is very sensitive, very confused, and very much in love with his wife, Barbara. Howie finally succumbs to the acidulous prodding of Walter Simms, his father-in-law, and agrees to become a contestant on "Dollars for Scholars," one of those quiz shows where you can get filthy rich for answering a few simple questions. The complications that ensue when Howie appears on the program and shows up everyone connected with it are, to put it mildly, explosive and riotous. At the finish, Howie seems at last to have found himself and his proper niche in life.
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"Many amusing moments ... a memorable travesty of a quiz show." - John McClain, New York Journal-American

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