Aspirin & Elephants

Aspirin & Elephants

by: Jerry Mayer

by: Jerry Mayer

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Aspirin & Elephants

Aspirin & Elephants

by: Jerry Mayer

by: Jerry Mayer

Overview

ASPIRIN & ELEPHANTS is a hilarious romantic comedy with six very strong roles bursting with the kind of witty dialogue actors love and audiences rave about. This award- winning comedy deals with an upscale 60ish mother and father who take their two married daughters and sons-in-law on a North Sea cruise to celebrate their fortieth anniversary. The cruise was Mother's idea, who hopes to get her husband's spirits and also his libido raised after a recent heart attack. (His heart attack explains the title of the play. He jokes about his coronary, which felt like an elephant sitting on his chest. Now he has to take an aspirin every day.)

What Mom doesn't know is, her daughters are having their own share of big time problems with their husbands. Before the cruise is over, the courses of all three marriages change drastically and a father bonds forever with his ego challenged daughter. "It's easy to see why this laugh-filled, emotionally moving comedy about marriage, family relationships and overcoming life's reverses has enjoyed record-breaking runs in theatre after theatre."

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior

Authors

Jerry Mayer

Jerry Mayer, born and educated in St. Louis, Mo., has had an impressive career in television, writing and producing such prized shows as M*A*S*H, The Bob Newhart Show, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Facts of Life and five Mitzi Gaynor's TV Specials, plus her famous Las Vegas Act.  Mr. Mayer thoroughl ...

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