Sorry! Wrong Chimney!

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  3f, 4m

By Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears

"A lighthearted Christmas tale full of mistaken identities and zany foul-ups, with a smattering of slapstick [...] What you see is what you get: A couple of hours of uncomplicated laughter and fun." - The Phoenix Gazette

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 4m
  • Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Farce, Christmas/Holiday, Romantic Comedy
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


David Tuttle is moonlighting as a department store Santa so that he can buy his wife a fur for Christmas. He tells her he’s working late at the office, but she finds out he isn’t at the office. A suspected other woman, hypnotism, the notorious Santa burglar Kris Kreigle and his gun-toting fiancée, and a confused policeman add up to a rollicking tale that is hilarious Christmas entertainment any time of year.

Sorry! Wrong Chimney! was first presented at the Metro Playhouse Dinner Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 1st, 1989. It was directed and produced by Leo W. Sears.
Cast Attributes
DAVID TUTTLE - a struggling young executive
SAMANTHA TUTTLE - his bride of 6 months
NATALIE WELDON - their neighbor across the hall
WILLIAM WELDON - Natalie's psychiatrist husband
KRIS KREIGLE - a man with a Holiday delusion
SHEILA - Kris's doggedly devoted fiancee
POLICEMAN - a determined desciple of Law and Order
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting The entire action of the play takes place in the Tuttles' metropolitan apartment.
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Additional Features Physical Comedy
  • Duration 90 minutes



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Leo W. Sears

Leo W. Sears, CFEE. Leo has four plays published with the Samuel French imprint of Concord Theatricals: Sorry! Wrong Chimney!, 100 Lunches: A Gourmet Comedy and Star on the Door were co-written with the prolific late Jack Sharkey. Borderline Crazies was his solo work.

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Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey (1931-1992) was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in Creative Writing and taught school from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in the Army, serving at Sandia Base ...

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