Nobody Sleeps

by  Guernsey LePelley

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 4f

Winner of numerous play competitions, this is a bright and breezy farce about a very calm family of very odd habits. Sixteen year old Daisy comes across Spike, a burglar, rifling through the contents of a desk. "You'll never find anything in that desk. We never can..." 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Winner of numerous play competitions, this is a bright and breezy farce about a very calm family of very odd habits. Sixteen year old Daisy comes across Spike, a burglar, rifling through the contents of a desk. "You'll never find anything in that desk. We never can." Daisy would just as soon have Spike take her sister's money. She's saving for a guitar and the whole family dreads the results. Then Ada suggests that Mother ought to meet Spike as she's writing a mystery and wants to get to know a good burglar. But Mother is full of criticisms: "Why aren't you wearing gloves? What would you give for an alibi? Where did you park your car?" A lively, extremely funny concoction.

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Keywords

Parenting/Family

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The library in the Busby home; midnight of the present year. 
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

1m, 4f
SPIKE - a burglar, and not a very good one, about 40. 
DAISY BUSBY - 16. 
ADA BUSBY - 18, Daisy's sister. 
GLORY BUSBY - 20, sister of Daisy and Ada. 
MRS. BUSBY - mother of theg irls; a would-be novelist. 
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Authors

Guernsey LePelley

Guernsey LePelley

Nobody Sleeps was originally presented at the Gila Junior College Little Theatre in Thatcher, Arizona. It was directed by W Clayton Kauffman. 

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