Everybody Has to be Somebody


Helen McAvity

Published by Dramatists Play Service

1 Male 3 Female

Having been a stage mother when her daughter, Frances, was pursuing an acting career, Maggie has now become a stage grandmother

Running her daughter's household; spoiling her teenage grandson and his friends; and treating her son-in-law to gastronomical delights far beyond his wife's culinary capacity

And, now that her daughter's old movies are appearing on the Late Show, Maggie has also decided (secretly) that the time has come for a revival of Frances' thespian activities

But what was intended to be a big, happy surprise turns out to be instead a big, upsetting problem - and the resulting complications keep the action bubbling merrily along

Until, that is, Maggie learns that managing one's own affairs can be quite enough for even a decidedly swinging grandmother to cope with

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