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Professor, How Could You!

Professor, How Could You!

By Anne Coulter Martens.

Product Code: P39000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Farce
  • Cast size: 5m., 5w.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

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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.

$39.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $85/perf

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Men usually thought Vicky's pranks were cute, but Professor Perry curtly ordered Vicky to call and apologize or drop his course. Vicky sulkily obeyed. At the Perry home she overheard a bit of gossip: Professor Perry has been offered a deanship … if he can get a wife. His friend John and his family rally 'round to help. John offers his secretary, a curly-headed little minx who can't spell … an ideal wife! Grandma's candidate is Tootsie Bean, a bit plump, but a masterhand with lemon chiffon pie. Vicky, longing for revenge, proposes a friend Valerie, a Southern charmer who makes a fool out of every man she meets. Grandpa won't tell the name of his candidate! Convulsing scenes follow: Tootsie appears with a pie for the Professor. Her pugilist brother sees to it that he eats it! The three candidates come to dinner and wheedle and flatter the embarrassed Professor. Grandpa makes each think the Professor has proposed an elopement, and they all appear, ready for the dash to matrimony! There is plenty of comedy as the irate girls face each other—especially when, to save the situation, John dresses as a woman and comes weeping in, trailing three children after him and passing himself off as the Professor's long-lost wife! The three girls console themselves elsewhere. In a whirlwind finish, Grandpa's candidate wins, and the Professor finds a wife in the little spitfire Vicky! Choose this play and let your community laugh and forget its troubles. A hit everywhere.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code P39000
  • Cast Size 10
  • Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
  • Cost $39.95
  • Approx. Run Time 110 min


  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Farce
  • ISBN(13) 9780871298744
* 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

"From the first rehearsal to the last big night, the cast chuckled over the witty lines and humorous situations. For entertainment requiring a minimum of worry and preparation for a maximum success and enjoyment, produce Professor, How Could You!"
Review by Ellen Wagenfield, Wilson, Kansas.
"Professor, How Could You! had so many laughs that the characters had to wait unusually long to 'pick up' cues. In the third act, upon Lulu's entrance, there was an especially long wait for the laughter to subside. Audience comments after the show were tremendously favorable."
Review by Mrs. E. Grace, Read, Penn.
"Professor, How Could You! was considered the most humorous play we have presented in ten years.
Review by Vernon John Carnes, Houston, Texas.