LOFTY LARCENY – HYSTERICAL TWO ACT COMEDY
In this two act French style farce, set in a luxury sky rise apartment, Tom Flores, the wealthy industrialist (whose knitting needle business has gone down the toilet) is planning a magnificent heist to save his failing business – stealing his own wife’s jewels. Luckily his wife is too busy contemplating somebody else’s jewels (Yves, Tom’s private secretary’s) to notice. Tom decides to hire a bumbling actor, Greg Hasbine to play the part of a window cleaner/jewel thief to steal the jewels. Little do they know that Greg isn’t going to be the only jewel thief planning to clean them out that day…
Have a look at a recent high school performance of the play.
Lofty Larceny was originally written in French as ‘Haut Vol’ and has been successfully staged both in Canada and Switzerland. The poster is available for use as promotional material.
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Author: Bruno Lacroix
Genre: French farce
Type: Two act French style farce
Cast: 11 actors, 8M, 3F
Ages of the actors: Twenties to middle aged
Length: Two hours
Suitable for: All ages
Set: The play is set in a penthouse on Boston’s waterfront. A private elevator gives access to it. On the left side of the set, there is the master bedroom’s door. In the left corner, is the private elevator. Most of the back wall is a panoramic window from which we see a part of the river Charles and the city. There is a french door that gives access to a balcony that all will assume to cover most of the set. To the right, there are two doors. The one closest to the balcony is the guest room and there is the kitchen’s door near the front stage. Between the elevator’s doors and the master’s bedroom there is a small table. Between the guest’s bedroom and the kitchen’s door there is a chair. In the centre of the stage there is a modular sofa without arms or back, So anyone can sit on it or lie down in different ways. A very large luxurious throw is folded on the sofa. In the right corner there is a real gigantic plant, just so that someone can hide behind it.
Level of difficulty: 8/10 – classic French farce that relies heavily on characterization and doors. Properly performed, it will be hysterically funny.
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Cost is $8 for this well known stage play
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