My Husband the Wife

by  Dave Reiser, Brady Rubin, Ira Rubin, Jack Sharkey

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

When a staid attorney falls in love with a wacky younger man, little does she realize that this could lead to something drastic marriage. He promises connubial equality, but what does equality mean?

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

When a staid attorney falls in love with a wacky younger man, little does she realize that this could lead to something drastic - marriage. He promises connubial equality, but what does equality mean? He goes from med student to house husband to his own career while she puts in 16-hour days at the office. They may be equal but who has time to notice? Eventually, she thinks his late nights involve another woman and she starts singing a different tune. A classic play with music about the ever changing battle of the sexes.
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Reviews

"There's a song between every lawsuit and a laugh simmering beneath every cookpot lid ... in this laugh-provoking musical..." - Press/Post

"Although the play's cast only numbers two, the audience is involved as the performers speak directly to the theatergoers." - Bennington Banner

Keywords

Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Samantha's apartment.
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

1m, 1f

SAMANTHA - a bright, attractive lawyer in her late 30s who probably wears glasses to read. She thinks of herself as all business, but her femininity and vulnerability are obvious. She is madly in love with...
PAUL - a ruggedly handsome Jewish man in his mid-20s. He is all man, but one of the new breed, not threatened by his own sensitivity or unconventional career choices.

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

Dave Reiser

Dave Reiser

Brady Rubin

Brady Rubin

Ira Rubin

Ira Rubin

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey (1931-1992) was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in th ...

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My Husband The Wife was first presented by Quentin C. Beaver at the Fort Salem Theatre in Salem, New York, on September 29, 1983. It was directed by Mel Buttorff.

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