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The Sunset Club

Read the Play (minus the ending)

by Mary W. Schaller
A Full-length Serio-Comedy
Approximate Playing Time: 90 Minutes

It is spring of 1970, the twilight of the old, classic Hollywood. The Sunset Club is a retirement residence for single women over the age of 55 who had been employed in some aspect or another in the motion picture industry. The current residents include: Coral, a musician from the studios’ orchestras; Florence, a former executive secretary at MGM; Estelle, an aging child star of the OUR GANG series; several actresses who are still working in small parts, and one Oscar-winning Star who is both a benefactor as well as a resident of the Club. Lillian, a 45-year-old widow manages the Club. All the women want something: Lucille, a retired Wardrobe lady from MGM studio, wants to go live with her daughter and grandsons in Pennsylvania.; Emily, a 79-year-old movie fan, yearns to be in a real movie; Oscar-winner Miranda wants to divorce her estranged husband and get him permanently out of her life-and all the Club’s residents want to get a little souvenir from the famous MGM Auction that will remind them of the Golden Days of movie-making. Everyone gets their wish, but not in the ways they had imagined. Playwright Mary W. Schaller (Harlequin romance novelist Tori Phillips) got a job at MGM fresh out of college. She lived at the famous Hollywood Studio Club, a boarding house for single young women actively engaged in the motion picture industry. The Sunset Club is based on personal experiences at the Club and at MGM. Nearly everything in the play actually happened at the Hollywood Studio Club over 55 years ago! $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