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…

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Oh, Promise Me!

by  Peter Williams

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    4m, 8f

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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 and threatens a breach of promise suit unless Barry marries her. But he can't marry her if he's already married. so he gets the butler's daughter to pretend to be his wife. Into this situation marches Gladys and Barry then learns he's almost broke. All his girl friends desert him---all except one. And she helps bring the play to a surprising finish.
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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Setting: The action of the entire play takes place in the living room of the Hollis home, in a small mid-Western city. June. 

Casting

4m, 8f

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

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Casting Notes

ANN, PATSIE, and GLADYS should be played by three girls of distinctly different types.

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