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Parlor Games
Parlor Games
Comedy. By James C. Wall.

Cast: 4m., 7-10w. (may be expanded to 8m., 8-11w. by bringing offstage voices onstage). Practical Joker Mort McNulty hosts his own wake so that he can hear what people will say about him after he's dead, before he's dead. Mort's wife, Tricia, gets unwillingly drawn into the action and apologetically tries to convince everyone that Mort is playing another joke. We meet a variety of wakegoers—some there on purpose, some not—who eventually, with the right amount of suggestion and imagination, convince themselves that Mort is dead and Tricia is in denial. The mistaken identities, chases, and jokes within jokes within jokes culminate in Tricia turning Mort's wake into a suprise party as she tries to teach her husband a lesson about practical jokes. Unit set.

Notes
Revisions...

Please change the dialogue in FIONA's third speech on page 68 .

Cut the line:
Well, frankly, it saves us the problem of circulating the petition.
Replace with:
Well, at least now we can put your name back on our mailing list.
Production Notes...
The "Off Stage Voices" can be brought on stage. The kids can have a lot of fun making their own "cars." These can be brought in extreme downstage left in conjuntion with an extended apron leading to a hallway and an exit.
Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  P93
Cast Size:  14
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  85
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 0871299925
Publication Date: 07/21/2000
Biographies
James Wall, teacher and playwright, lives and works in the Chicago area. His undergraduate degree is from Loyola University and he has a master's from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Besides his comic farce, Parlor Games, Wall's Auschwitz Lullaby, inspired by true events, is also published by Dramatic Publishing.More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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