The Roaring Twenties

by  Edward Trigger

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 8f

A funny look at the fads and foibles of the fabulous 1920s. Dexter and Jessie Denning and their three children are the average American family. Jessie's become expert in calming down her unruly spouse on the many occasions when Dexter loses his temper. Then Jessie's ne'er do well brother, Jay Desmond, shows up at their house announcing he's weary of roaming.

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The Roaring Twenties

by  Edward Trigger

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    6m, 8f
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    • Appropriate for all audiences

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A funny look at the fads and foibles of the fabulous 1920s. Dexter and Jessie Denning and their three children are the average American family. Jessie's become expert in calming down her unruly spouse on the many occasions when Dexter loses his temper. Then Jessie's ne'er do well brother, Jay Desmond, shows up at their house announcing he's weary of roaming. Dexter hits the ceiling. A month later, Jay's still there when a local bank informs Jessie some unknown person has opened an account in her name and deposited ten thousand dollars! Jessie's unknown benefactor isn't revealed until the final curtain and everyone will enjoy playing in this journey back into nostalgia.
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Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Setting: In the living room of the Dunning household, located in the suburbs of a large city in the middle West. August 1927.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
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Casting

6m, 8f
DEXTER DUNNING - who owns a lumber yard
JESSIE DUNNING - Dexter's devoted wife
KAREN DUNNING - their pretty and attractive daughter
DELLA DUNNING - Karen's precious younger sister
GARY DUNNING - who works in his father's lumber yard
EDDIE MESSING - who lives next door
NORMAN LANGHAM - in love with Karen
ELLY DUNNING - Dexter's unfortunate sister
JAY DESMOND - Jessie's ne'er-do-well brother
NERO AINTREE - a customer's man in a broker's office
CYNTHIA HARWOOD - who is always looking for a new boyfriend
AMANDA HIXON - who works in a bank
SARAH GIBSON - Amanda's secretary
MARIE - a maid at the Dunning's
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Edward Trigger

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