Whose Wives Are They Anyway?

by  Michael Parker

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 5f

"A veritable laugh riot." - The Boca Raton News

"An entertaining evening of deftly executed comedy." - The Delray Times

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Whose Wives Are They Anyway?

by  Michael Parker

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

The Ashley Maureen Cosmetics Company has been sold and two of its vice presidents, David McGrachen and John Baker, have planned a weekend off before the new C.E.O. arrives on Monday. With their wives safely off on a shopping spree in New York City, they check into The Oakfield Golf and Country Club intending to "golf their brains out." They unexpectedly encounter their new boss, Ms. Hutchison, and she insists on meeting the wives, commenting blithely "no one who went golfing for a weekend without his wife would ever work for me." So ... David and John have to produce wives. John persuades Tina, the hotel's sexy receptionist, to play the role of his wife, but the only one who can pretend to be David's wife is...JOHN! Inevitably everything goes wrong as John moves in and out of bedrooms, changing from male to female at a frantic pace. Hilarious chaos ensues when the hotel phone system goes on the blink, Tina has too much champagne and can't keep her clothes on, and, yes, the real wives arrive!
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Reviews

“Another Michael Parker farce is all audiences need to know to start buying tickets.” – Palm Beach Post

“An entertaining evening of deftly executed comedy.” – The Delray Times

“A veritable laugh riot.” – The Boca Raton News

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, 1990s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The action of the play takes place in the reception area, and rooms 11 and 13, The Oakfield Golf and Country Club, somewhere in New England. 
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 5f
JOHN BAKER (35-40)
DAVID MCGACHEN (45-50)
TINA (20-30)
MRS. CARLSON (45-55)
WILSON (60+)
D.L. HUTCHISON (45-50)
KARLY MCGACHEN (40ish)
LAURA BAKER
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Cross gender casting

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Authors

Michael Parker

Michael Parker has been active in the theatre almost all his life. At age fourteen, in England where he was born and raised, he won the title role in a regional production of Terence Rattigan's play, The Winslow Boy, for which he received a "Best Actor of the Year" award. By age seventeen he was touring with The Nation ...

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Whose Wives Are They Anyway? was first produced at the Delray Beach Playhouse, Delray Beach, Florida, on October 1st, 1998. 

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