Oh, Promise Me!
by Peter Williams
Full Length Play, Comedy / 4m, 8f
Barry Hollis, Princeton graduate, has just inherited his father's fortune. Barry meets and falls in love with Gladys Vance. He persuades his aunt to invite Gladys for a visit. Another note goes to Patsie Linder, old flame of Barry's, saying it's all over. Alas, the notes get mixed! Patsie arrives an…
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Setting: The action of the entire play takes place in the living room of the Hollis home, in a small mid-Western city. June.
SETH MILLER - a lawyer, 40, prosperous looking, has a commanding appearance, inclined to be pompous
FURBER - a butler, 45, has a certain distinction and perfect manners, never raises his voice above an ordinary conversational tone.
BARRY HOLLIS - a young billionaire, 21, very good-looking and shows good breeding, certain cockiness of manner, ingratiating personality, quick and nervous actions, rapid talker
MRS. SUE HOLLIS - his aunt, 35, handsome appearance and dresses exceedingly well, intelligent, poise and nice personality
JUNE HOLLIS - his young sister, 17, charming in an immature way, intelligent, has a good sense of humor
KATHLEEN - the cook, 25, unmistakably Irish in appearance and talks with a thick brogue
ANN FURBER - a young actress, 19, slight of stature and has a great deal of whispy charm, intelligent and well-poised
PATSIE LINDEN - a dancer, 21, very attractive in a flamboyant way, a show-girl type
MRS. LINDEN - her mother, 50, tries to make herself look younger, her clothes and manner are rather vulgar, has the mark of "show business" on her
GLADYS VANCE - a dream-girl, 19, very attractive appearance, well-dressed and has poise, but there is a certain hautiness about her manner
RALPH SAUNDERS - a man with a purpose, 25, athletic type, burly and formidable in appearance
MRS. JONES - a young mother, 25, very excitable with a shrill voice
ANN, PATSIE, and GLADYS should be played by three girls of distinctly different types.