OPEN[PLAY]It Pays To Advertise by Megrue & Hackett - thw

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 10th, 2021, 12:26 am

“It Pays To Advertise”, by Roi Cooper Megrue (1882–1927) & Walter Hackett (1876–1944))
An early screwball comedy, the plot revolves around a Soap Manufacturing Mogul's attempt to get his idle-rich son to make something of himself. This involves a Countess who speaks only French (or does she?); the son's sweetheart (or is she?); a hard-sell theatrical press-agent (well, he definitely is!); and a new soap company set up by the son in competition with his father.

“No. 13 Soap ... It's Unlucky for Dirt.”

(Summary by Son of the Exiles)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6d/It-pays-to-advertise-1923.jpg

Source text (please read only from this text!): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o7ce0wLPMALF7f5j6e0ScNEFWf90c6vm/view

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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

Keywords that describe the book: comedy, play, farce, screwball

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 10th, 2021, 12:34 am

Hi everyone, another new play. I will be taking on the role of the theatrical press-agent Ambrose Peale, so you can expect the improper use of transitive verbs, eg. "Love ya, beautiful people, let's do lunch!".

The role of the tri-lingual Comtesse requires the ability to speak fluent French and German as well as English.

That of the maid Marie requires fluent French as well as English.

I am looking for both a DPL and an Editor/Assembler if possible.

Cheers,
Chris
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Post by Kitty » April 10th, 2021, 12:45 am

I'm claiming the Comtesse please :)

Sonia

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Post by catharmaiden » April 10th, 2021, 12:46 am

and the French speaking maid for me please

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » April 10th, 2021, 1:59 am

And can I play Mary?

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Post by ToddHW » April 10th, 2021, 6:12 am

I'll set this up and MC.

EDIT: set up and ready

Thanks, Todd

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Post by mightyfelix » April 10th, 2021, 6:42 am

This one sounds fun! I may pick up a role if any are left once I've had a chance to look over the script a little.

But I'm confused about this text source. It looks like it came from Hathi, so why are we reading it from Google drive? :hmm: The source link should be a permanent one, since it will be on the catalogue page.

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Post by ToddHW » April 10th, 2021, 6:54 am

mightyfelix wrote:
April 10th, 2021, 6:42 am
This one sounds fun! I may pick up a role if any are left once I've had a chance to look over the script a little.

But I'm confused about this text source. It looks like it came from Hathi, so why are we reading it from Google drive? :hmm: The source link should be a permanent one, since it will be on the catalogue page.
I made the official text link Hathi in the MW database, but since Hathi is a nuisance for some people I left the googledoc PDF as the reader link in the first post. The PDF gives people access to the entire file instead of the page by page limitation of Hathi.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by mightyfelix » April 10th, 2021, 10:57 am

Thanks for clarifying. That makes sense. I'll see if anything here strikes my fancy. :)

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Post by alanmapstone » April 10th, 2021, 2:00 pm

Hi Chris
Can I read Johnson the butler in acts 1 and 3?
And perhaps one of the characters who are only in act 2, Ellery or McChesney?
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 10th, 2021, 2:51 pm

Sonia signed up as the Comtesse,
Sandra as the French Maid,
Annie as Mary Grayson,
and Alan as Johnson the Butler in Acts 1&3 and Donald McChesney (Advertising Man) in Act 2.

Many thanks everyone!

Chris
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Post by WiltedScribe » April 10th, 2021, 3:00 pm

Ah, how can I resist a good screwball? Would you allow me the opportunity to play Rodney? :)
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 10th, 2021, 3:13 pm

You're on, Tomas, signing you up!

Cheers,
Chris
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Post by TallyTiger » April 10th, 2021, 4:10 pm

hello

can I please claim Miss Burke

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 10th, 2021, 4:13 pm

TallyTiger wrote:
April 10th, 2021, 4:10 pm
hello

can I please claim Miss Burke

Tally Tiger
Thank you, signing you up.

Cheers,
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