Just Desserts

by  Pat Cook

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 5f

Where there's a will, there's a relative. This was never truer than in the case of the late Desmond Clairborn. And greed was never better represented than in the relatives of the deceased. There's a fast-talking nephew, a demented son and his Marilyn Monroe look-alike wife, a starchild niece and two…

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Just Desserts

by  Pat Cook

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    3m, 5f

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Where there's a will, there's a relative. This was never truer than in the case of the late Desmond Clairborn. And greed was never better represented than in the relatives of the deceased. There's a fast-talking nephew, a demented son and his Marilyn Monroe look-alike wife, a starchild niece and two sisters, one feisty, the other senile. This farce has more twists than a pretzel, and half the fun is watching who gets what and the other half is watching them get it.
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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: The living room of the estate belonging to Desmond Clairborn.

Casting

3m, 5f
M. BARNARBY SIMMS - a small, bespectacled elf of a lawyer.
ARNEY COSTELLO - a young, fast talking and greedy con artist.
DELPHINE DELAGO - a fiesty old lady who is Arney's grandmother.
VIOLA CLAIRBORN - Delphine's sister and happy to be wherever she is at the moment.
MAX CLAIRBORN - a forty-five year old blowhard.
MAYELLE CLAIRBORN - Max's wife who clings to her youth like the compact she constantly carries.
FREIDA COSTELLO - a star child in her early forties.
THERESA MORGAN - an honest secretary in her late twenties.
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Pat Cook

Pat Cook got his first taste of seeing his work in print when he was still in high school in Frankston, Texas, writing for the school paper. Then, during the summers, he wrote a column for his hometown newspaper. It wasn't until college, however, when he saw the movie version of Neil Simon's The Odd Co ...

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