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Comedies
by
Jack Fournier

Tread Lightly Angel
Dorothy Parker...One Foot in Scarsdale
Alexander Woolcot...At Wits End
Robert Benchley..My Life From A to B
Neysa McMein...Butterfly
The Sister's O'Connor
A Sorta Kinda Beauty & the Beast
The Maiden Voyage of M. Perichon
From Eden to Armageddon
Other Short Sketches


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TREAD LIGHTLY ANGEL
2-ACTS • 1-SET • 1/YF • 1/MF • 2/OF • 1/MM • 2/OM
A business tycoon marries a very young woman and when his sister, her parents, a housekeeper who dreams of being the new Gypsy Rose Lee, and a sleazy Hollywood producer show up in the plot we have "laffs galore." "A comedic romp for the actors and the audience."
PRODUCTIONS:
  • Lemon Bay Dinner Theater.


THE ALGONQUIN QUARTET
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DOROTHY PARKER...ONE FOOT IN SCARSDALE
2ACTS • 1-SET • 1/OF
"The most laughs I've had in years." Drama Critic.
WORKSHOP:
  • Florida Studio Theatre
PRODUCTIONS:
  • Florida Studio Theatre - World Premiere
  • Warehouse Theatre - South Carolina
  • The Players - New York
  • Circle Theatre - Fort Worth, TX.
  • Stage One - Hollywood.

ALEXANDER WOOLCOTT...AT WITS END
2ACTS • 1-SET • 1/OM • 1M(Voice Over)
"Woolcott's slings and arrows are outrageously funny."
WORKSHOP:
  • Florida Studio Theatre.
PRODUCTIONS:
  • Florida Studio Theatre - World Premiere

ROBERT BENCHLEY...MY LIFE FROM A TO B
2ACTS • 1-SET • 1/OF • 1/OM
"Benchley's dry wit is a Sahara of laughter."
WORKSHOP:
  • Florida Studio Theatre
PRODUCTIONS:
  • Circle Theatre - Fort Worth, TX - World Premiere

NEYSA McMEIN...BUTTERFLY
2ACTS • 1-SET • 1/MM
This little-known member of the Algonquin Round Table saw it all and punctures some ballooning egos. Neysa McMein knew the Algonquin Round Table like the back of her artistic hand. "They never killed anyone but I know where the bodies are buried." - Neysa McMein
WORKSHOP:
  • Florida Studio Theatre.

THE SISTERS O'CONNOR
2ACTS • 1-SET • 5/YF • 5/INF • 1/YM • 2INM • 1/OM • Extensive Doubling
An Irish comedy. When the older brother returns from America with his wife and son, to claim the family farm which should have gone the older sister O'Connor, the fur flies and the comedy goes on. Narrated by the village priest, a Barry Fitzgerald clone don,tcha know, who takes the sisters through several generations, (This is where the extensive doubling of roles makes sense.) "A cavalcade of laughs and as whimsical as a wafting Irish breeze over the O'Connor farm and "Irish potcheen (moonshine) still."
AWARDS:
  • First runner up. University of Mississippi National Play contest.
WORKSHOP:
  • Baltimore Playwrights Festival.

A SORTOFA KINDOFA BEAUTY & THE BEAST
2ACTS • 1//YF • 3/INF • 1/YM • 1/INM
Produced in "Story Theatre" style.
A children's play written in rhyming couplets. The plot is Beauty & The Beast but the play is out of "Sesame.. by way of "Monty Python." "A fabulous fable, a fictional fantasy, an un-flimsy whimsy with all the charm and fun of a 'toon with an attitude.
WINNER:
  • Margaret Bartles National Children's Playwright Award.
PRODUCTIONS:
  • KANSAS CITY CHILDREN'S THEATRE - 24-MONTH TOUR.

THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF M.PERICHON
2ACTS • 1-SET • 1/YF • 3/INF • 3/YM • 4/INM
"A slam-bang action farce aboard the "Dis-Oriented Express as M.Perichon the winemaker boards the Paris Express with his family. They are going to attend the famous Paris Wine Auction where Perichon hopes to reap a fortune by selling a priceless bottle of wine. Two dumb and dumber youths try to court the Perichon daughter as the infamous "wine counterfeiter" and fake Count comes aboard followed by the famous Inspector Cliche' of the Surete' who is following him. The wine is lost the wine is found the wine is stolen the wine is recovered but is it counterfeit? It answers the age-old question. "Should one actually smell the cork?"
WORKSHOPS:
  • Theatre Works
PRODUCTIONS:
  • Theatre Works, Sarasota FL
"It is clear that wine travels well in the wake of laughter as M.Perichon pulls out of the station with a full head of farcical steam."

FROM EDEN TO ARMAGEDDON - A CABARET
A collection of short award winning review sketches with rap-lyrics and music finale by Barbara Anton and Jack Fournier.

AWARD WINNING SHORT WORKS/SKETCHES:
  • AUTO-EROTICA: What happens when your cars is smarter than you are. 10-MINUTES.
  • THE IMPUDENT BUS DRIVER: Impotent! That's the word! 8-MINUTES.
  • GOTHIC MEMORIES: Ma and Pa Kettle redux. 4-MINUTES.
  • THE BARNACLES: Divorce of the oldy moldies. 7-MINUTES.
  • WISHES: Be very careful what you wish for. 10-MINUTES.
  • PENAL CODE: Why do men say no when they really mean yes. 10-MINUTES.
  • A CHUCKLE /OF CLOWNS: If you can't lick them join them. 18-MINUTES.

OTHER SHORT WORKS/SKETCHES:
  • THE POLITICALLY CORRECT DATE: The language of love in the nineties.
  • EXITING EDEN: Just suppose, in a galaxy far away, that Adam was Eve and Eve was Adam.
  • THE RED CARNATION: Bloomingdales 3000. An elevator becomes the love machine.




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