James Skipworth and the Catfish Colonel
by Cy Young
Full Length Play, Comedy / 2m, 1f
A playwright has vowed to shoot himself unless someone agrees to option his play immediately. He appears at the office of producer Helen Osborne, an attractive and highly theatrical woman who is the reigning queen on a long running soap opera. Anxious to be off to an important meeting at Sardi's, th…
Victor Gluck, writing in Backstage in 1985, noted: "Cy Young's play, 'James Skipworth', opened last night at the Riverwest Theater in lower Manhattan. The dimunitive Young appeared in the title role which began with an act of frustration and quicky jettisoned into a full-throtle race to a wild and side-splitting finish. Although reading more like his first play than his second, (Gluck reviewed "Jump, I'll Catch You!", Young's romantic comedy, the previous year), 'Skipworth' was carefully plotted and nuanced to bring out the maximum humor of the urgent situation Young carefully sketched out."
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: 1960s
- Duration: 90 minutes
The office of Helen Osborne, producer. There is a door with a ransome that only opens partially. This is an important element of the set as Cuff Link, Jame's friend, has to pass his play through this ransome one page at a time.
- Additional Features: Physical Comedy
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes