Purchase Application:

$60.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fee

Play Features:

Read the Play
(minus the ending)


Read the Play (minus the ending)

A Full-length Comedy in Two Acts

3M / 5W

Approximate Playing Time: 2 hours

Tony Award winner Zoe Caldwell when reading Charlotte described the play as exceptionally funny and delightful.  Charlotte, an aging businesswoman showing the signs of senility, and her lovable but lecherous husband, Louis, prove quite a challenge for their well-meaning assistant, Josephine, who spends most of her day at Charlotte’s dysfunctional employment agency tending to their personal needs and heading up damage control.  That is, until Charlotte’s diamonds turn up missing with a curious array of colorful potential suspects including call girl Krystal Klear, Marvelous Marvin the Magician, and honest to goodness client Claire Rose, an African American woman who Charlotte targets as the primary suspect.  But are the diamonds really stolen or just misplaced and forgotten?  That’s for Detective Peeples and the audience to figure out.  It’s sad to laugh too hard at the misfortunes of aging or at Charlotte’s unrelenting discrimination, but alas, the audience will, while examining its own underlying fears and prejudices. $20 Single-Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre.  Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fee