By Sam Bobrick
One Set – An upscale Westport, Connecticut living room
Eight Characters – 5 Men, 3 Women
Bored by his mundane life, Henry Flemming, gives up his lucrative business to become a detective. To the horror of his wife and neighbors, Henry's living room soon begins to fill up with bodies. The play is a spoof of the film noir thrillers from the 40's and 50's.
HENRY FLEMMING – Our hero. An unassuming man in his mid-forties
KAREN FLEMMING – His wife in her late thirties, early forties
STAN SPENCER – The Flemmings pain-in-the-neck neighbor
SUZY SPENCER – Stan's long suffering wife
WALTER LARSEN – Karen's father
LIEUTENANT DAVIS – A plainclothes cop
MISS HAVENHURST – A sweet young thing who has had a tough life
VITO MARDIGIAN – A tough, threatening hoodlum
The play was performed at the International Mystery Writers' Festival in Owensboro, KY in June 2008, and won one of the top awards. As an added bonus, the author was made a Kentucky Colonel. The sequel Dinner At The Flemmings is also available.
If you are interested in licensing this play please contact Ron Gwiazda or Amy Wagner at Abrams Artist Agency.
Published by Samuel French