Invitation to a March


Arthur Laurents

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 4 Female

"It skirts about the fairy story of Sleeping Beauty, but never settles for long in one mold

There is social comment on conformity and other failings of our modern civilization; there is satire of the mores of the rich and the not so rich

There is also pure, unadulterated, old-fashioned romance, a commodity too rarely hawked from our contemporary stage

The story deals largely with the conflict between summer visitors to the South Shore of Long Island and two of the permanent residents who become entangled in their lives

The visitors, rich, sophisticated, conventional (although they would bridle at the word), have come for the wedding of a lovely young girl and a highly eligible young man

There is, however, one deterrent to this eminently suitable alliance. The bride-to-be keeps falling asleep, especially on those occasions when her intended discusses their secure and predictable future

During one of these naps another young man, poor, unambitious and unshackled, kisses the girl and wakes her up with a vengeance. From then on, there is a battle between the kissing boy's mother, as free a soul as her son, and the two mothers of the prospective bride and groom

And in the middle is caught an attractive man, who is inextricably involved with both camps" - George Oppenheimer

A Broadway success. " a most delightful high-style comedy - the kind of literate, graceful, imaginative and sharp-witted comedy our American dramatists have neglected to write of late" - NY Daily News

" a bravura display of pungent wit" - NY Times

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