The Inner Willy

by  Bettye Knapp

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 7f

Willoughby is a stuffy, too-dutiful young man who abides by everything his three maiden aunts tell him. Willy is his impish inner self - his true self, if Willoughby would only realize it and unbend. Despite initial resistance on Willoughby's part, Willy is soon helping him to assert himself...

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The Inner Willy

by  Bettye Knapp

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 7f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Willoughby is a stuffy, too-dutiful young man who abides by everything his three maiden aunts tell him. Willy is his impish inner self - his true self, if Willoughby would only realize it and unbend. Despite initial resistance on Willoughby's part, Willy is soon helping him to assert himself - enough to notice girls! And that's when the problems really begin. With Willy cheering him on, Willoughby manages to solve not only this problem, but is even able to inform his aunts that he's going to live his life as he wants to - in fact, Willoughby and Willy become one.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The living room of the Adams home. 
  • 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, 7f

WILLOUGHBY ADAMS - 16, a well-behaved, likeable boy. 
AUNT HESTER, 63, AUNT LOUISE, 61, AND AUNT OLGA, 59 - Willoughby's maiden aunts, who have given him a "beautiful and sheltered life."
INNER WILLY - Willoughby's "inner self," visible only to Willoughby.
STANLEY CLARK - 16, bashful, but a "regular guy."
MARYBELLE TURNER - 16, the girl next door, plain and completely unexciting.
TRUDY AND JANET MARSHALL - lively, 16 year old twins who do not necessarily look alike. 
CAROL MARTIN - 16, the girl whom Willoughby secretly admires. 

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Features Teens

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Authors

Bettye Knapp

Bettye Knapp

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