SOMETHING’S GOT TO GIVE – TWO ACT SUBURBAN FAMILY COMEDY PLAY
Children are a gift from God. Alcohol ensures they remain so.
Henry Goodman, his wife Monica and their two daughters Denise and Danielle are typical average householders with 2.5 kids and a house in the suburbs. And they have a strict ritual. This ritual takes place in the family’s living room, usually after a hard day of school for Danielle, work for the parents and well, uh, newly-wed life for ‘damsel of drama’ Denise. The ritual begins when Monica asks her beloved husband to fix her an alcoholic beverage, which he does. He also mixes himself something strong too. This happens every evening.
But one day, things fall apart. In Something’s Got to Give, (a two act suburban family comedy play) we are thrust into the drama of everyday life unraveling fast and furiously as everything that could go wrong and right in a couple of hours, does. Throw in the police, illegal drugs, a car accident or two or more and we have to ask if it would be fair to blame their daughters? Teenage Danielle who wants to fit in? Wildcard Denise who married when she thought she was pregnant and might still be, but can’t be sure? The answers for Henry and his wife are easier to bear with a martini glass in hand. Perhaps, the answers themselves lie in said glass.
Author: George Freek
Genre: Family comedy play
Type: Two act play
Cast: 3 – M, 3 – F
Ages of the actors: Two middle aged actors, three in their twenties, one in high school
Suitable for: All ages
Length: 80 minutes
Set: The scene is the Goodman’s living room, conventional, but neat. Front entrance is in the rear: a small bar and door to the kitchen, right, a door to bedrooms, left.
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a fun zany comedy by an award winning author.
Cost is $5.50 for this new digital two act play
Copyright © July 2016 George Freek and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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