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Hogwash

Hogwash

by: Barbara Pease Weber

by: Barbara Pease Weber

Overview

Louie Baxter is an incorrigible troublemaker and Mary Baxter doesn't know where to turn when Louie is expelled from the Sunny Hill Day Care Center for a variety of behavioral offenses, not the least of which is smoking in the bathroom and setting off false fire alarms. With her husband out of town, Mary has no alternative but to take Louie to work on the most important day of her professional career. Called out of her office for an emergency meeting, Mary returns only to find that the office building has caught on fire and Louie has disappeared. In the corporate world, it may be appropriate on occasion to take one's child to work. However, Mary learns the hard way that it is probably best to leave her elderly mother-in-law, Mary Louise “Louie” Baxter at home. All's well that end's well. Not only does she save Mary's professional career as an up and coming advertising and marketing executive, Louie also manages to snag a beau, star in a TV commercial, solve a manufacturing quality control crisis and receive an all-expense paid vacation to San Juan. All in an afternoon's work. Although a comedy, this play focuses on serious issues involving care for the elderly.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior

Authors

Barbara Pease Weber

Barbara Pease Weber has been acting on and off since she was a teenager in the 1970s and has appeared in theatrical productions in the Philadelphia area over a span of 35 years. Ms. Weber has also authored four comedies, Delval Divas, HOGWASH!, Seniors of the Sahara, and A Crock of Schnizel, all of which are pubished b ...

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