The Nit Wits

by  Glenn Hughes

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  7m, 8f

If Tommy Winter hadn't needed money so badly to continue his college education, it might all have never happened. But he did, and very badly indeed, so he advertised himself as a consulting psychologist for people who were afraid of losing their minds.

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The Nit Wits

by  Glenn Hughes

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 8f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

If Tommy Winter hadn't needed money so badly to continue his college education, it might all have never happened. But he did, and very badly indeed, so he advertised himself as a consulting psychologist for people who were afraid of losing their minds. Before long, his office is swamped with some of the craziest, looniest, wildest half-wits ever gathered in one place. It takes all his ingenuity, and the help of a friend, Steve, to keep things under control once the parade of nit-wits comes rolling in! A grand cast of characters in a completely nutty farce!
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The living room of the Winters, during the afternoon and evening of the same day.
  • 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

7m, 8f
TOMMY WINTER - a likeable college boy.
EMILY WINTER - his mother.
NELLIE - the cook and housekeeper.
STEVE GRINNELL - Tommy's pal.
WILLIAM W. WINTER - Tommy's father.
JEAN HAMMOND - Tommy's girl friend.
LOU PRENTICE - Steve's girl friend.
MISS CONSTANCE DINWIDDIE - a spinster starved for affection.
HENRY SHORT - a jealous husband.
T.T. TRUMBULL - an elderly gentleman whose sense are failing him.
MAUDE MIDDLETON - a stout lady with leaping tendencies.
BERT BAXTER - a husky fellow with murderous impulses.
SALLYJEAN GOULD - a cute blonde in need of protection.
MILTON GEER - in tune with the infinite.
MADELINE SHORT - a wife but still a flirt.
TWO ASYLUM GUARDS
TWO POLICESMEN
THREE COLLEGE BOYS
THREE COLLEGE GIRLS
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Glenn Hughes

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