Pleasure of His Company, The

Genre Comedy/Satire
Playwright Samuel Taylor; Cornelia Otis Skinner
Other Credits
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

As told by McClain, "A somewhat tarnished international playboy returns to the San Francisco home of his former wife to give away their daughter in marriage. He hasn't laid eyes on the girl since she was a sprout and now discovering her a resplendent young woman, he turns on the charm that has won his reputation in all the playgrounds of the world. The daughter is utterly transported, the mother and the fiance are helpless against this sophisticated tidal wave. But the impasse is rationally resolved when the girl wins her plea to be allowed a small sabbatical abroad [with her father] before settling down to the marriage she still cherishes."

"Thoroughly delightful…the sort of gay and silken comedy of manners that puts everyone at ease on and off the stage." —NY Times. "A sparkling, thoughtful drawing room comedy…It will be tenanting the Longacre Theatre for months to come…There's a surface shimmer to it all, with more than a little sound philosophy beneath. It's wise and witty and warming…we saw the final curtain fall with regret. For here's the literate laugh hit we've been waiting for. A gem and a joy." —NY Mirror. "Pleasure is the word for it." —NY Herald-Tribune. "An enormously satisfactory comedy…it is filled with heart and humor." —NY Journal-American.

Casting Information

Total: 7
Male: 5
Female: 2

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