The Cocoanuts (Bedard Adaptation)

The Cocoanuts (Bedard Adaptation)

The Cocoanuts (Bedard Adaptation)

The Cocoanuts (Bedard Adaptation)

Overview

Groucho owns a bum hotel in Florida and peddles dubious real estate to gullible Northerners seeking a place in the sun. He's after a rich society dame, who's after an eligible match for her daughter, who's in love with the hotel's head clerk. Trouble rolls in with the tide when the other Marxes arrive and mama's eligible match turns out to be anything but. Mark Bedard's adaptation of The Cocoanuts premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2014 and is designed for a small cast of 12.

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Details

  • Genre: Christmas/Holiday, Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Irving Berlin

With a life that spanned more than 100 years and a catalogue that boasts over 1,000 songs, Irving Berlin (1888-1989) epitomized Jerome Kern’s famous maxim that “Irving Berlin has no place in American music – he is American music.” Berlin wrote scores to 13 Broadway musicals, ...

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George S. Kaufman

George S. Kaufman was born in Pittsburgh in 1889. During his early career as a reporter and drama critic , he began to write for the theatre. For 40 years, beginning in 1921 with the production of Dulcy, there was rarely a year without a Kaufman play — usually written in coll ...

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Mark Bedard

Mark Bedard

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