An Impeccable Larceny

by  Mara Dresner

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 2f

"A rousing little romp" - Middlesex Magazine
"A quick-paced, appealing comedy." - The Observer, Southington, CT

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An Impeccable Larceny

by  Mara Dresner

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

Trouble abounds at the Weddingtons' country estate and just who is who and what is what is quite the mystery. The Weddingtons' attempt to rule the estate in classic fashion is complicated by Lord Weddington's forgetful nature and Lady Weddington's proclivity for fainting. Jeeves, the Butler, does his best to serve their every need, assisted by the Cockney Maid and George, the underbutler. However, things are never quite as they seem in this farce. The plot twists and turns, keeping your audiences guessing and laughing!

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Reviews

"A rousing little romp" - Middlesex Magazine

"A quick-paced, appealing comedy." - The Observer

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Tours

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting:

    The play is set in the parlor of an English manor. The set can be elaborate, or a few set pieces can provide the atmosphere.

  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

4m, 2f

LORD WEDDINGTON - A confused old man.
LADY WEDDINGTON - His wife; equally confused; prone to fainting at inopportune moments.
JEEVES - The consummate British butler.
MAID - A young Cockney maid.
PRIEST - The local parish priest; concerned and eager to help.
GEORGE - The underbutler; curious and given to tossing off meaningless sayings.

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

The ages are general. There is a great deal of latitude in casting.

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Authors

Mara Dresner

  Mara Dresner’s plays have been produced by a number of theaters including the American Theatre of Actors in New York City; Pickwick Players in Mass ...

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An Impeccable Larceny was originally produced under the title Jeeves (the Butler) at Company & Tempo Theatre & Dance Center in Cromwell, CT,  on August 12, 1994 and was directed by David G. Moske.

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