OPEN[PLAY]Fanny and the Servant Problem by Jerome - thw

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Post by ToddHW » December 31st, 2020, 9:25 am

Fanny and the Servant Problem by Jerome K. Jerome (1859 - 1927).

"It is so sad when relations don't get on together." "Sadder still when they think they've got a right to trample on you, just because you happen to be an orphan and - I don't want to talk about my relations. I want to forget them. I stood them for nearly six months. I don't want to be reminded of them. I want to forget that they ever existed." She is not going to have her wish. Oh, no, not at all. A comedy.
( ToddHW)
  • Here we go. One last play before The Happier New Year starts. I guess we have had just about every problem imaginable in 2020, but we did not have Fanny's problem. Definitely a comedy. Chris (SonOfTheExiles) suggested this today and I failed to resist.

    Gender neutral. You will note that for some roles the script specifies a type of voice. These can be very obviously fake so don't think I have precluded you from you favorite character

    Mightyfelix is our DPL. And since she is also the problem-burdened Fanny, please go easy on her. Or, she may have to take drastic measures....

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      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Jerome K. Jerome) :
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 49
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

        Keywords that describe the book: orphan, relatives

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      Thanks, Todd

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Post by mightyfelix » December 31st, 2020, 9:43 am

I'll DPL, please! And I think I'd also enjoy playing Fanny. :D

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Post by TriciaG » December 31st, 2020, 9:58 am

May I please be Mrs. Bennett, the Housekeeper?
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Post by jennlea » December 31st, 2020, 10:15 am

May I claim The Younger of the Misses Wetherell?
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Post by alanmapstone » December 31st, 2020, 10:22 am

Dr Freemantle please :D
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Post by mleigh » December 31st, 2020, 10:55 am

May I have the part of the elder Miss Wetherell?



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Post by TriciaG » January 1st, 2021, 12:25 pm

Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Adventure/Travel: Across Mongolian Plains
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Adult dog stories: Best Dog Stories

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Post by floridaisy » January 1st, 2021, 5:18 pm

May I claim England please? Looks like fun!

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Post by alatheron » January 2nd, 2021, 7:13 pm

May I claim Vernon?

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