I Like It Here

by  A.B. Shiffrin

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 3f

"A delightful evening in the theatre. It should keep John Golden rocking with laughter for quite a spell." - New York Mirror

Read more +

I Like It Here

by  A.B. Shiffrin

License Estimator

Use this tool for cost estimates based on your specific needs.

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable

Additional Info

Willie is an earnest, engaging and infinitely skillful manservant who has been newly hired in the home of a professor in a New England town. Willie is a refugee from middle Europe who has just become an American citizen. As such he is more American that most Americans and he likes it here well enough to set busily and confidently about making the ideals of democracy work. Besides all this Willie can cook and repair things. He immediately sets out to protect the hen-pecked professor from his determined wife and becomes embroiled in all the family affairs. He urges a young ex-soldier, of whom the daughter is quite fond, to run for office against a rich lawyer to whom the daughter is engaged, and it is here that Willie's new found knowledge of politics, and his amiable scheming save the day for true love and the right boy. There is also an hilarious scene in which Willie and the professor start an open rebellion against Mrs. Professor. Everything turns out for the best as Willie finally instills enough manliness into the professor to make him the master of his own house.
Read more +

Reviews

"A delightful evening in the theatre. It should keep John Golden rocking with laughter for quite a spell." - New York Mirror

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: The New England home of the Merriweathers.
  • 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

6m, 3f
MR. SMEDLEY - 65
LAURA MERRIWEATHER - 23
MATILDA MERRIWEATHER - 40-45
CAPTAIN LEROUX - 32
SEBASTIAN MERRIWEATHER - 50-55
DAVID BELLOW - 30-35
BRAD MONROE - 25
WILLIE KRINGLE - 40
SAPHRONIA - 4-45
See all +

More

Authors

A.B. Shiffrin

A.B. Shiffrin

I Like It Here premiered at the John Golden Theatre, March 22, 1946 and was directed by William Cahn.

Now Playing

Community Experiences