All the King's Women
Published by Samuel French Inc
This fast paced series of 5 comedic plays and 3 monologues relates the Life of Elvis Presley ...
... from Tupelo Mississippi where 11 year old Elvis wanted a BB Gun instead of a guitar to The Steve Allen Show, from President Richard Nixon's office to Andy Warhol's studio, and from Cadillac Salesmen to Graceland guards
A touching, bring-the-family comedy with a heart that captures the effects that fame, generosity and just being a nice guy can bring to others!
The titles are ...
One Tupelo Saleswoman - Monologue about the salesperson's experience when Elvis and his Mother come in to buy Elvis' 11th birthday gift, his 1st guitar
The Censor And The King - The final check, demands and argument at the Steve Allen show by a NBC censor, Steve Allen's secretary and Elvis' messenger about hound dogs and pelvic movement
3 A.M. - In The Garden With A God - Monologue about a women who runs into Elvis in a supermarket at 3 am and how it changes her life
When Nixon Met Elvis - three secretaries at the White House gush out of their minds over a new visitor at the gate who comes to visit Pres Richard Nixon
Warhol Explains Art To Elvis - Warhol's assistants plan the angle of the invite to Andy's new Pop Art Elvis exhibition
Pink Cadillacs and God - two Saleswomen duel over who will or will not sell Elvis the next Cadillac
One Private Guard - Monologue from a security guard inside Graceland on the kindness and charity of Elvis Presley
Leaving Graceland - a young woman, quitting the souvenir shop, and her obsessed boyfriend outside Graceland contemplate souvenirs, Elvis & life
"In a nearly chronological order, the stand-alone scenes take place between the 1940s and the present day. Each scene is listed in the program with a date and location, driving home the point that these characters and situations are best understood within the context of their period" ~ NYTheatre.com
"Perfect Monologues" ~ Outer Critics Circle
"Jannuzzi has a good ear for the periods and for his characters allowing his actors to show range. The point is perhaps not so much about Elvis per se, but instead these scenes reveal snapshots of an American culture, people, and place" ~ NYTheatre