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Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best

Adapted by Kristin Sergel. From the radio play by Edward James.

Product Code: F13000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 7m., 10w.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout Canada, the United States.

* 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.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Getting her first date with Ralph wasn't easy and Betty's afraid it'll be her last. After reading a newspaper story about teenage elopement, Father has decided he'd better get acquainted with the young man first. He asks the family what's so awful about spending an evening at home? Nothing—but it seems that Bud, Kathy and even Mother have made plans to go out. Aggravated, Father puts his foot down and they all stay home. The town's social life is suddenly centered on the Anderson household. The excitement and humorous complications grow and then, in the final scene, Father discovers that while he may know best, the young people know a little, too.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code F13000
  • Cast Size 17
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 100 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9780871295170
* 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.

Customer Reviews

"All ages were captivated by the true-to-life characters, humorous situations, rebellious teenagers, and the sentimental funny ending of "Father Knows Best." I highly recommend the play."
Review by Margie Mitchell, Barrington Middle School, Barrington, Ill.
"Great fun! Harkens back to another day our audience remembered!"
Review by Dan Neidermyer, Maranatha Productions, Lancaster, Pa.
"Appropriate for most audiences and still smart enough to be challenging."
Review by Jordan Franzen, Beulah High School, Beulah, N.D.
"Father Knows Best is a fun journey down memory lane. We love staging the story from our own past!"
Review by Dan Neidermyer, Maranatha Productions, Lancaster, Pa.
"The play is a light-hearted comedy, highly entertaining to produce and watch. A family I will never forget!"
Review by J. Henselin, Oshkosh North High School, Oshkosh, Wis.
"An excellent show. It gave the student actors a chance to explore historic character and welcomed the audience into a warm family evening of comedy."
Review by Andrea Bullmaster, Franklin Monroe High School, Pitsburg, Ohio
"Father Knows Best is a play that both your students and your audience will relate to and feel at home with! Easy, single interior setÑno special effects needed!"
Review by Scott Mattison, West Carroll High School, Savanna, Ill.
"The kids and I loved this show! We had so much fun putting it together. I haven't had this much fun with my school plays in years! Thank you so much for a great show!"
Review by Maureen Kelts, Pleasant Hill Middle School, Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"Helps to see reruns of the TV show."
Tip by Dan Neidermyer, Maranatha Productions, Lancaster, Pa.
"Casting is critical for the success of the show. Follow your own vision; don't follow the TV sitcom completely."
Tip by J. Henselin, Oshkosh North High School, Oshkosh, Wis.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Waukesha Civic Theatre Waukesha Wisconsin 6/1/2018 6/17/2018
Waukesha Civic Theatre Waukesha Wisconsin 6/1/2018 6/17/2018
Ceglarek Fine Arts Center Allendale Charter Twp Michigan 11/17/2017 11/19/2017

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