Absurdist comedy. By N.F. Simpson.
Cast: 3m., 4w. (Doubling.) The London Times critic starts his review of this comic spoof/satire with, "Albert Whitbrace is alive and well drowning in the Mediterranean." The Evening Standard critic continues, "While Albert treads water and his lifebelt gets soggier, world rescue organizations set about their tasks. Questions must be answered, forms filled out. Mrs. Whitbrace has to prove that she can't afford to get her husband rescued privately." Occasionally, Albert can be heard calling for help. As the incredible nonsense mounts, someone decides to throw the poor man a life preserver. It hits him on the head and—after two years afloat—he drowns! Multiple simple sets.