Such Things Only Happen in Books
Short Play, Satire/Political Satire / 3m, 1f
In this one-act, originally entitled, A Matter of Conscience, a lordly novelist, his wife, their doctor, their maid, her brother, and a visiting stranger are caught up in various deceptions, illusions and mysteries-including a murder mystery in a haunted house.
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
$125 with other plays in collection
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: An old house in a New Hampshire village.
GABRIELLE - his wife
DOCTOR BUMPAS - the local doctor
MR. GRAHAM - about 50, John's friend
Such Things Only Happen in Books was first produced November 25, 1931, at the Yale University theater in New Haven, Connecticut, by the Yale Dramatic Association and the Vassar College Philalethis, with The Long Christmas Dinner, Love and How to Cure It, and The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden.