A Ready Made Family

by  Jay Tobias

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 6f

Agnes Martyn, a widow, while vacationing meets an old sweetheart, Henry Turner, a widowers, and they become engaged. Neither tells the other of the children at home, three in one household and two in the other. The youngsters, having heard of the big surprise, plan to upset the matrimonial appleca…

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A Ready Made Family

by  Jay Tobias

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    4m, 6f

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Agnes Martyn, a widow, while vacationing meets an old sweetheart, Henry Turner, a widowers, and they become engaged. Neither tells the other of the children at home, three in one household and two in the other. The youngsters, having heard of the big surprise, plan to upset the matrimonial applecart by acting their worst before their prospective step-parents. One will have fits, another will talk baby talk, a third plays the role of a holy terror. Sammie becomes a kleptomaniac, and Doris, having had an operation, will harp on that. After almost two hours of side slitting laughter Agnes and Henry emerge victorious and the “kids” are ready to accept their new parents. Swift-moving action. Clever and clean lines.
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  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Setting: Living room of the Martyn home, summertime.

Casting

4m, 6f

AGNES MARTYN - a widow

BOB - her son

MARILEE - her elder daughter

GRACIE - her youngest child

MISS LYDIA - her sister in law

HENRY TURNER - a widower

DORIS - his daughter

SAMMIE - his son

BEGONIA - the Martyn's cook

NICODEMUS - the Martyn's handy man

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