Comedy. By William Davidson with Robert Heimerl.
Cast: 7m., 8w. Here is an unusually funny comedy which is easy to cast, easy to stage and extremely difficult to describe: Francoise is truly involved. There is Jim with his water skiis and outboard motor on Willow Lake, Edgar who insists he is Francoise's closest friend (He lives directly across the street), and the school's exciting new course in American Problems, conducted by Vernon Pembrook, an "absolute doll" of an instructor. He is in his early twenties and completely with it.
In addition Francoise is co-chairman with Jim of the Pottsburg High Anti-Pollution Committee with Vernon as advisor. (It's the "in" thing to refer to Pottsburg as "our Generation Gap.")
While basking in these delightful involvements Francoise suddenly discovers that the committee is zeroing in on two of her Father's prime legal clients—the Power Company and the Potts Turkey Packers. Even worse, Hattie Potts, Edgar's mother, owns the packing plant.
Through these vicissitudes Edgar moves with a carefree cool while Francoise's kid sister, Jenefer, playing Super Secret Agent X to the hilt, keeps Edgar current on the doings of Francoise's committee. When Edgar is reproached by Francoise for his apparently lighthearted attitude he replies, "I never wrap my thoughts in a shroud but in a gossamer robe with a plunging neckline."
Then, all too soon, Francoise finds herself pitted against her Father at the Anti-Pollution Forum of the Chamber of Commerce. And then comes Edgar …
But you see, here we are, scarcely through the first act and almost out of white space.
But what of it? To savor this comedy with its almost Shavian twist, order a copy now and read the first act on our recommendation. You will read the rest of the show on your own.