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“Hormone” Harry Douglas , the American Ambassador to Great Britain, tells his wife, Lois, that he has arranged a golf outing in Scotland for the weekend. She in turn tells him that she too will be gone for the weekend at a spa and that their daughter, Debbie, will be gone visiting a girlfriend. Each then tells Perkins, their newly hired butler, of their plans. He stoically watches as each of them leave for the weekend.
So, where’s the farce? Harry, secretly returns to the empty house, having planned a romantic rendezvous with a sexy, next-door neighbor Marianne. This is no ordinary rendezvous as they plan to act out their fantasies, she a French maid and Harry as Tarzan. Debbie returns with her boyfriend Joe, believing they have the house to themselves for the whole weekend. Harry’s secretary, Faye Baker, and Captain South of the U.S. Marine Corps arrive in the wake of a bomb threat at the embassy, and must set-up communications in Harry’s country home. Captain South places a squad of marines around the perimeter, and everybody is sealed in.
Full Length Play
*** All Ages are Relative ***
HARRY DOUGLAS – age 45+, a former US Senator, now the US Ambassador to Britain; sauve, elegant, good looking
PERKINS – age 50+, the quintessential butler; never cracks a smile and always seems to be in control
JOE – age 20-30, boyfriend of Debbie, the Ambassador’s daughter; spends a good portion of the play in a dress and wig, fighting off the advances of “The Amorous Ambassador”
CAPTAIN SOUTH – age 25+, a Marine Corps officer in charge of embassy security; a total incompetent
DEBBIE – age 20-25, the Ambassador’s daughter; a bright, attractive young lady, whose quick thinking keeps her one step ahead of her father, as she manipulates all those around her
MARIAN – age 25-40, the Ambassador’s girl-friend from next door; costumes range from a cocktail dress and a French maid’s outfit, to sexy lingerie; beautiful, glamorous and sexy
FAYE – age 25 -40, the Ambassador’s secretary; not too bright; breaks things, drops things, and is a living, breathing, walking disaster area
LOIS DOUGLAS – age 40+, Harry’s long suffering wife, who manages to turn the tables on him in the final unexpected denouement
Director: Laura Robitaille