The Lady of the House

by  Jim Brochu

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  5m, 6f

A former Broadway star and queen of the Washington social circuit, Didi Montgomery Mayflower, succeeds her deceased husband in the House of Representatives. Although she takes the job only to fill out her late husband's term, she soon sees that she can make a difference and becomes a force for polit…

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The Lady of the House

by  Jim Brochu

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

A former Broadway star and queen of the Washington social circuit, Didi Montgomery Mayflower, succeeds her deceased husband in the House of Representatives. Although she takes the job only to fill out her late husband's term, she soon sees that she can make a difference and becomes a force for political change. Didi speaks against a poll tax proposed by two of the House's most powerful members and decides to run for Congress in her own right, which causes a head on collision with her son in law, Marshall Bronson, who is also running for the seat. When Marshall tries to blackmail Didi, she exposes him on live television, goes on to win the election, defeats the poll tax and, through her daily appearances on the C Span network, becomes a national political figure.
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Reviews

"It's like Auntie Mame goes to Washington. An absolute delight." - Brendan James, DCView

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: In and around Washington DC.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

5m, 6f
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

Plus ensemble of 6 to 8 to play various roles

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Authors

Jim Brochu

Jim Brochu is the only actor in America to have won the New York Drama Desk Award, the Washington, DC Helen Hayes Award, the Los Angeles Ovation Award and the South Florida Carbonell Award, all for Best Actor in a Play. He appeared on Broadway as Andrew McLaren in Brigadoon opposite Christine Ebersole and Len Cariou, i ...

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The Lady Of The House was first presented at the Zephyr Theatre, Hollywood, CA and starred Rue McClanahan as Dede.

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