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The Love Knot

The Love Knot

By Michael McFaden.

Product Code: LK1000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy | Farce
  • Cast size: 3m., 2w., extras

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

In stock

Synopsis

For sheer entertainment and fun, this play is hard to beat, even by the merry farces of Molière, who obviously has influenced this American writer, a young Hollywood native who can't remember when he was not enthralled with the theatre. "Upon entering high school," McFaden says, "I was introduced to the works of Molière. I took such a liking to his plays and his style of writing that I became known as the 'Molière Freak' of the high school." The Love Knot, a 20th-century reincarnation of Molière's style, is the fruit of that fascination. The Love Knot is a farce in the Molière manner. For sheer delight, with characters that sparkle with that tinkling kind of gaiety that keeps the audience laughing, you can't find a better one-act play. A 17th-century analyst, bored with his success, decides to give the wrong advice to his next patient, a pompous aristocrat who can't imagine why his love, Aminta, doesn't adore him. The analyst recommends that he shower his attention on Lucille, a sleazy, boorish barmaid. Lucille is thrilled, but her lover, the equally boorish Picard, is not—until the analyst points Picard at the fashionable Aminta. The merry mix-up keeps the characters jousting and the audience laughing, while reminding us that it is better not to pretend to be something we are not. For junior-high, high-school, college and community drama. Excellent contest play.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code LK1000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $35/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 35 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy | Farce
  • ISBN(13) 9780886801182
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.