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Jan  Buttram

A hilarious take on a father/daughter relationship, this off-beat comedy combines foreign intrigue with down-home philosophy. Sally Pound flees a bad marriage in New York and arrives at her parent's home in Texas hoping to borrow money from her brother to pay a debt to gangsters incurred by her husband. Her elderly parents are supposed to be vacationing in Israel, but she is greeted with a shotgun aimed by her irascible father who has been left home because of a minor car accident and is not at all happy to see her. When a news report indicates that Sally's mother may have been taken captive in the Middle East, Sally's hard-nosed brother insists that she keep father home until they receive definite word-- and only then will he loan Sally the money. Sally fails to keep her father in the dark and he plans a rescue while she finds she is increasingly unable to skirt the painful truths of her life. The ornery father and his loveable but slightly disfunctional daughter come to a meeting of hearts and minds-- and solve both their problems.

Play Details:
Genre(s): Comedy
Time Period(s): Contemporary 1950 -1990
Play Type: Play
Runtime: Not Available
Acts: Not Available
Set Complexity: Not Available
Set Information: Not Available
Year First Published: 1992
Total Characters: 3
Male Characters: 2
Female Characters: 1
Androgynous Characters:Not Available
Minimum Cast: Not Available
Maximum Cast: Not Available
Cost: $6.00 (Royalty $60-$40)
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Publisher: Samuel French
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ISBN: 0573693587
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