What the Rabbi Saw

by  Billy Van Zandt, Jane Milmore

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  7m, 4f

"The most fun I never had at a wedding!" - LA Times


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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Adrienne Barbeau (on the east coast) and Eva Longoria (on the west coast) have headed casts of this crazy, slapstick farce which takes pre-wedding jitters to nightmare proportions. In a posh New York hotel, just before Walter and Wendy are scheduled to say “I do,” Walter’s zipper becomes attached to his bride’s sister’s dress during a last-minute act of infidelity. Meanwhile, Wendy is having a fling with the best man. This finely-tuned exercise in physical comedy zips from one hilarious situation to the next as all try to hide their exploits and make it to the church on time.
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Reviews

"The most fun I never had at a wedding!" - LA Times

"Think Ray Cooney and Ken Ludwig combined and revved up! [...] Bawdy fun!" - Backstage

"Vintage Van Zandt & Milmore: full of silly, zany madcap antics at a rapid fire pace. Endless pratfalls, door ballets and bits of physical comedy have actors diving under beds and into suitcases, getting hit with silver platters, hiding under wedding gowns, slipping on ice cubes, dodging bullets, falling off buildings, and jumping in and out of closet doors which seem to have minds of their own." - Asbury Park Press


Keywords

Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Hotel Suite in the Waldorf Astoria, NYC
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

7m, 4f
WALTER - The Groom.
WENDY - The Bride.
CLAUDIA - The Bridesmaid.
MITCH - The Best Man.
LAINIE BERMAN - The Singer.
NOEL - The Wedding Coordinator.
MR. KIRSCHENBAUM - The Father of the Bride.
MRS. KIRSCHENBAUM - The Mother of the Bride.
RABBI HUCHELMAN - The Rabbi.
VINNIE - The Uninvited Guest.
EDDIE - The Wedding Photographer.
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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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