Amy's Wish

by  Tom Sharkey

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

"A romantic comedy the entire family will enjoy!'' - Gaslight Dinner Theatre

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration


    90 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Farce, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This timeless romantic comedy finds senior citizens Sam and Amy, newly-married, arriving at their honeymoon retirement village only to discover the “Fountain of Youth” in their new Florida home. No one realizes that the water supply to their new apartment wing is hooked up to this fabled liquid. Amy sips some of the water, and their honeymoon turns topsy-turvy when she becomes a nineteen-year-old! Now they must survive the most incredible and comical “period of adjustment” a bride and groom have ever encountered.

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"Just when you think you've figures the whole thing out, there's a twist of events." - Republican-American

"[...] is one of the funniest and most endearing commedies in years [...] hilarious comedy [...]" - Celebrity Dinner Theatre


Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting:

    This play takes place in the living/sleeping area of a condo in a Florida retirement village.

  • Additional Features: Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


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


3m, 3f

SAM GALWAY - a retired newspaper reporter who marries...
AMY GALWAY - a ingenuous old dear who wishes she again was...
SCOOTER GALWAY - a nineteen-year-old knockout who captivates...
JEFF CRENSHAW - a young romantic who hopes to save her from...
HOWARD MONTEITH - a suspicious shreiff who has been alerted by...
IRMA PRY - a nosy neighbor who just "knows" Sam did the old girl in

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Local Celebrity Cameo
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors



Tom Sharkey

Tom Sharkey (1934-2008), author-composer-lyricist-producer, began his career at the age of 19 as a writer-editor for the Chicago Magazine and published two books before graduating from Chicago State University. He was Playwright-in-Residence at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; a winner of Golden Camera and Sil ...

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Gaslight Dinner Theatre, Memphis, TN, 1985

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