Comedy. By A.A. O'Keeffe. Foreword by Lillian Gish.
Cast: 2m., 6w. George is the "fall guy" in the family. He pays the bills, plays chauffeur, and caters to all their whims. Then, dear old Gran gets all-fired mad and goes into action. George is engaged to lovable Ruth, who has been waiting four years to marry him. On this hectic day the kid brother comes home from college bent on leaving school and joining up with a dance band, frivolous Mother is having a new dress fitted, spinsterly Aunt Ella has dropped in hoping for a donation for her pet charity, while irresponsible Mildred comes in from another buying spree—charged to George! Gran takes the bull by the horns. She tells George that Ruth is breaking her engagement and leaving town. (Ruth really is going to Boston on business.) George suddenly asserts himself! As the curtain falls, he leaves an amused Gran and an amazed family, and, suitcase in hand, is on the way to Boston to marry Ruth. The ideal play for school and contest. Lillian Gish, noted actress of stage and screen, wrote of this play upon seeing it: "…it is the kind of wholesome, lively comedy of the native scene that acting groups seek continually and come upon all too infrequently." Approximate running time: 30 minutes.