Feydeau's classic farce is the hilarious new force behind the growing appreciation of this delightful comedy form. It was a smash hit in Paris. "La logique absurde," as one critic called it, begins when Madame Chandebise decides to entrap her suspected husband by sending him a perfumed letter supposedly from a mysterious female admirer suggesting a rendezvous at the Hotel Pussy Cat. The wife has chosen this improbable meeting place because a package has just come from there addressed to her husband, and when she opens it (by mistake, of course) she discovers his suspenders. Then the confusions, complications, reversals, double roles, and double meanings take off!
- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code F18000
- Cast Size 14
- Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
- Cost $9.95
- Approx. Run Time 90 min
- Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
- Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Senior Theatre | Touring Group | Dinner Theatre
- Genre Farce
- ISBN(13) 9780871296559
Hints, Tips, and Tricks
- "Be careful about the revolving bed. It can be a bear. The quick changes in Acts Two and Three may require some additional character business to assist in the changes. With the Spanish and Italian dialogue, it was important that the dialogue sounded as normal as possible - not like Italian 101 recitation but like the Italian that I hear my neighbor speaking."
- Tip by Paul Whealon, Holy Cross High School, Waterbury, Conn.
|Limelight Theatre||St. Augustine||Florida||3/19/2020||4/11/2020|