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The Tangled Snarl

John Rustan, Frank Semerano

Short Play, Comedy  /  2f, 2m, 1boy(s)

To Private Detective Spuds Idaho, life in L.A. is a 24 hour race around a track made of quicksand. When the dying Legs Flamingo leaves him a package to deliver, Spuds gets curious. Why is Leslie Detweiler more interested in the package than in the death of her husband: "Excuse me, but you look prett…

The Tangled Snarl

by  John Rustan Frank Semerano

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 2m, 1boy(s)
  • Duration
    Duration
    40 minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
To Private Detective Spuds Idaho, life in L.A. is a 24 hour race around a track made of quicksand. When the dying Legs Flamingo leaves him a package to deliver, Spuds gets curious. Why is Leslie Detweiler more interested in the package than in the death of her husband: "Excuse me, but you look pretty collected for a lady whose breadwinner just got sliced four ways." Why was Legs mixed up with mob figure Vito "Fingers" Scampi: "So Fingers had Legs under this thumb." And how did it figure in with the Krieger heist: "The Commissioner was embarrassed. His boys in blue were red in the face." With the aid of his secretary, Ginny, and a wise cracking kid, it all untangles for Spuds Idaho.

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Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Alcohol
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Additional Features: Local Celebrity Cameo, No intermission, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat

Casting

2f, 2m, 1boy(s)
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Authors

John Rustan

John Rustan, PhD is an actor, director, teacher, dialect coach, and the co-author of the following Samuel French plays: THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF PEGGY SWEETWATER Original Equity Waiver Production: Los Angeles Repertory Theatre (6-month run) THE TANGLED SNARL (The original Spuds-Idaho Mystery) Original Equit ...

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Frank Semerano

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