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Too Many Cooks

Too Many Cooks

by: Marcia Kash, Douglas E. Hughes

by: Marcia Kash, Douglas E. Hughes

Overview

It’s 1932 in Niagara Falls, Canada, where the rum-running business is at its peak.  In the aftermath of the Crash, Irving Bubbalowe and his daughter, Honey, have risked everything they have to open a new gourmet restaurant. When their star - the renowned singing chef François LaPlouffe - fails to appear, tonight’s grand opening is suddenly placed in jeopardy.  However, when unemployed chef Frank Plunkett wanders in looking for work, Honey persuades him to masquerade as the missing LaPlouffe. The beleaguered Bubbalowe, meanwhile, also has to contend with Chicago gangster Alfonse Feghetti and his sidekick who have come looking for an illegal shipment of booze that, unbeknownst to Bubbalowe, has found its way into his basement. In addition, Bubbalowe has to keep at bay the hot-blooded Immigration officer Veronica Snook, on the trail of the vanished chef, as well as a suspicious teetotalling Mountie who is ready to arrest Bubbalowe for both murder and bootlegging. Madness ensues and Bubbalowe and the others create a hornet’s nest of fabricated stories and identities as they try valiantly to save the restaurant - and themselves - from both the gangsters and the law.

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots

Details

  • Genre: Farce
  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Cast Attributes: Flexible casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Marcia Kash

Marcia has eleven shows to her credit including For This Moment Alone, Discovering Elvis and five plays with long-time collaborator Douglas E. Hughes. Their first play, Who’s Under Where? has been translated into six languages and is currently enjoying its first Polish language translation in Warsaw. Their comedy Too ...

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Douglas E. Hughes

As well as the five plays he’s written with his cohort Marcia Kash, Doug has written two short plays for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra - Debussy: At Sea and The Talking Cure; a one-act comedy - Taken For Granted, three screenplays - Hearing Trouble, Star Struck and A Different Corner, and a novel - a comedy/thriller c ...

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