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American Millionaire, An

Genre Comedy/Satire
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Playwright Murray Schisgal
 
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Type Full Length
Status Available (?This work is currently available for application in Australia and New Zealand subject to our standard Terms of Use.)
Setting/Staging Interior

Short Synopsis

The hero is the millionaire co-owner of a textile plant who seems to have all that one could wish for—but who finds himself thoroughly miserable. As things have gone from bad to worse his wife (whom he loves) has left him; he is overweight but can't stop eating; his partner has just about given up on him; and, to cap it all, someone is apparently trying to kill him. In an attempt to set matters straight his brilliant law student daughter enlists the aid of her professor (and lover of five years), whereupon the action becomes even more pell-mell, and even funnier—leading on to a quite unexpected yet characteristically zany resolution.

A madcap, hilarious comedy, produced by New York's renowned Circle in the Square company, which offers a wildly farcical view of contemporary society and its mores. "…I laughed, and I laughed quite a lot." —NY Times. "…Mr. Schisgal is a master of comic line, situation and character." —NY Post. "…takes a light-hearted view of modern America." —Variety.   

Casting Information

Total: 7
Male: 5
Female: 2

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