Till Death Do Us Part

by  Billy Van Zandt, Jane Milmore

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 5f

"A rapid-fire …funny endeavor. What a great idea!" - Two River Times

“The traditional wedding vow is blasted asunder in ‘Till Death Do Us Part. Swooningly romantic couples amorous affectations become the stuff of deadly alienation through these goofy vignettes.” - News Tribune


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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

This delightful look at modern marriage in all its marred majesty had them rolling in the aisles at its premier in New Jersey. Narrated by a jaded bachelor who knows the bloom inevitably leaves the rose, the play opens with a pristine view of marriage: a wedding album slide show of the weddings of four happy couples. The images are quickly supplanted by the reality of the couples' eroding relationships. By the time all four couples repair to a Vermont country inn, their marriages are in an advanced state of disrepair. There doesn't seem to be a happy ending in sight, but the ending is full of surprises. The dialogue is sprinkled liberally with hilarious gags in this comedy about the dark side of marriage.
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Reviews

"A rapid-fire …funny endeavor. What a great idea!" - Two River Times

“The traditional wedding vow is blasted asunder in ‘Till Death Do Us Part. Swooningly romantic couples amorous affectations become the stuff of deadly alienation through these goofy vignettes.” - News Tribune

“A dilly! This latest Van Zandt/Milmore knockabout farce is hilarious. Funny! Funny, funny! “ - The Coaster

“A sex farce sprinkled liberally with truth. This tightly written comedy is packed with hilarious dialogue and side-splitting sight gags.” - Asbury Park Press

Keywords

Betrayal, Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Large Stage

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Various bedrooms, and The Earle Brothers Honeymoon Lodge and Trout Fisharium, Upstate New York
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

6m, 5f
SAM CRUM
ALAN
VICKIE
HAL
RHONDA
BUD
LINDA
MITCHELL
FRAN
PEARL EARLE
JEB
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Authors

Billy Van Zandt

Billy Van Zandt - after starring in a series of his own plays (If you've never seen this clown at work, you should be ashamed of yourself - Asbury Park Press), Billy made his feature film debut in Jaws 2. The success of his comedies (written with partner Jane Milmore) brought him to the attention of Bob Newhart, who hi ...

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Jane Milmore

Jane Milmore began her career as an actress. After starring in several national TV commercials, she appeared in the TV shows Anything But Love and Sydney, as well as guest-starring on Bless This House, Newhart, Martin, The Hughley’s, and The Wayans Bros. Jane also ap ...

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Til Death Do Us Partopened at the Henderson Theater, Lincroft, NJ, on May 18, 1990. It wasproduced by Mark Fleming and directed by Billy Van Zandt.

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