How to Get Rid of a Housemother

by  Tim Kelly

Short Play, Comedy  /  9f

Word arrives at Alpha Beta Gamma Sorority that Major Curtis (recently retired from the Women's Marine Corps) has been assigned as housemother. Her rules are strict: rock music, late hours and too many dates are frowned upon. She plans to introduce calisthenics, curfews, and mess duty. To make matter…

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How to Get Rid of a Housemother

by  Tim Kelly

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Word arrives at Alpha Beta Gamma Sorority that Major Curtis (recently retired from the Women's Marine Corps) has been assigned as housemother. Her rules are strict: rock music, late hours and too many dates are frowned upon. She plans to introduce calisthenics, curfews, and mess duty. To make matters worse, she arrives in a wheelchair with a broken leg. But she does have one weak spot -- she is incurably superstitious, a fact one of the pledges plans to use to the sorority's advantage. By the time the pledge is through with her scheme, Major Curtis is all but bouncing out of her wheelchair and making for the door!
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Tim Kelly

Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's degree and received a masters degree in play-writing from Yale University. His first stage play was Widow's Walk, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A Darker Flo ...

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