The Late Mrs. Early

by  Norman Robbins

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 4f

Terry Early's announcement that he and Susan Rickworth plan to marry rouses the fury of the formidable Alice, Terry's mother. Alice's reaction is due to her previous relationship with Reuben Rickworth, Susan's father. Sam Early is caught in the middle of it all.

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The Late Mrs. Early

by  Norman Robbins

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    Cast Size

    4m, 4f
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    Target Audience

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

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Terry Early's announcement that he and Susan Rickworth plan to marry rouses the fury of the formidable Alice, Terry's mother. Alice's reaction is due to her previous relationship with Reuben Rickworth, Susan's father. Sam Early is caught in the middle of it all. And his peace of mind as that of his old pal Joe is shattered. Alice's sudden demise following her handling of a faulty electric kettle lent her by Mabel, the inquisitive neighbor, promises a peaceful solution. But Alice becomes a vengeful ghost and is even more formidable than as a live wife and mother. Much drama results in which both families and Mabel are involved, before Alice's ashes can be persuaded to lie quiet in her urn.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m, 4f
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Authors

Norman Robbins

Norman, one of Amateur Theatre's most popular authors wrote his first stage show almost 60 years ago whilst working for the Yorkshire Evening Post. An avid theatre-goer from the age of 3, (his Grand-parents ran the pub near the local theatre so free tickets were always available) he was equally fascinated by Operett ...

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