Laugh $10.99

Beth Henley

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 3 Female

A slapstick comedy from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Crimes of the Heart

The West in the 1920s

Mabel's had a hard few weeks

A dynamite accident at a gold mine has left her wealthy but orphaned

So she's shipped off to a calculating aunt, whose nephew is charged with seducing her to control Mabel's fortune

This hapless courtship reveals a shared love of silent movies and a plan for greater things

A story of mishaps and moxie, the romance of Hollywood and ultimately a Hollywood-caliber romance


"Set in the 1920s and inspired by silent film comedies, right down to [a] live piano score and title-card style narration, Laugh -an imperative, not a noun-is a Muppety assemblage of outrageous zut alors! accents, awful fake beards, pendulous fake boobs, and cream-pies-in-facesIn intention and in effect, it is decidedly and unreservedly silly" ~ Washington City Paper

"Laugh displays Henley's deeply weird sense of humor The archness of the dialogue reminds you of a Coen Brothers movie at its most eccentric - Raising Arizona and O Brother, Where Art Thou? - come to mind" ~


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