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Nobody Sleeps

Guernsey LePelley

Short Play, Comedy  /  4f, 1m

Winner of numerous play competitions, this is a bright and breezy farce about a very calm family of very odd habits. Sixteen year old Daisy comes across Spike, a burglar, rifling through the contents of a desk. "You'll never find anything in that desk. We never can..." 
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 1m
  • Duration
    Duration
    30 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
Winner of numerous play competitions, this is a bright and breezy farce about a very calm family of very odd habits. Sixteen year old Daisy comes across Spike, a burglar, rifling through the contents of a desk. "You'll never find anything in that desk. We never can." Daisy would just as soon have Spike take her sister's money. She's saving for a guitar and the whole family dreads the results. Then Ada suggests that Mother ought to meet Spike as she's writing a mystery and wants to get to know a good burglar. But Mother is full of criticisms: "Why aren't you wearing gloves? What would you give for an alibi? Where did you park your car?" A lively, extremely funny concoction.

History
Nobody Sleeps was originally presented at the Gila Junior College Little Theatre in Thatcher, Arizona. It was directed by W Clayton Kauffman. 
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Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

Licence details

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

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The library in the Busby home; midnight of the present year. 
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4f, 1m
Cast Attributes
SPIKE - a burglar, and not a very good one, about 40. 
DAISY BUSBY - 16. 
ADA BUSBY - 18, Daisy's sister. 
GLORY BUSBY - 20, sister of Daisy and Ada. 
MRS. BUSBY - mother of theg irls; a would-be novelist. 

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  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

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Guernsey LePelley

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