Happily Ever After

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

By Bob Moats

A two-act comedy

"Happily Ever After" first opened on February 21, 1985
at JoAnn's Restaurant, Detroit, Michigan and was
presented in dinner theatre.The original cast was:

Dave Bailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Talpos
Jim Boardman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerry Fushianes
Terry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacqueline Korenic
Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Moats
Melissa Kellaway . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . Cathy Stamus
Tom Kellaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Hotz
Marie Kellaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Linda Miller
Dawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Buchalter



Cast Picture

The crazy cast from original staging of play



The entire action of the play takes place in an upper two room apartment in the suburbs of Detroit. Only the living area of the apartment is seen. The kitchen is only mentioned and used through a door at stage right. In the center of the set is the main entrance from the hall. Stage left is a door to the walk-in closet. Right of the closet is a cluttered bookshelf. Right of main entrance is a twin bed with back cushions to make it look like a couch. Center stage is a wood chair and in front of the bed is a small coffee table. To the far left is a small T. V. on a wooden crate. The general mood of the room is total disorganization and sloppiness. Newspapers are everywhere and various size pizza boxes are scattered around. Clothes are everywhere, hanging and laying. A Playboy magazine and beer cans are on the coffee table. To right of main door is a telephone on stand.

SYNOPSIS

Jim and Melissa have known each other for only two weeks, when Jim traps himself into an unexpected proposal of marriage. After a disaster of a dinner with her parents they marry and proceed to a hectic honeymoon night. The play follows a year and a half of their lives with the in-laws, friends and crazy neighbors complicating the already complicated marriage.




"HAPPILY EVER AFTER"
By Bob Moats

CAST
[in order of appearance]

Dave Bailey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jim Boardman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Terry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Melissa Kellaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marie Kellaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tom Kellaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delivery man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SETTING

The entire action of the play takes place in an upper two room apartment in the suburbs of Detroit.

TIME

The present.

ACT ONE

Scene one . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A day in June
Scene two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three days later
Scene three . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one month later

ACT TWO

Scene one . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one year later
Scene two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three weeks later
Scene three . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight months later




Scenes from Detroit Production of Happily Ever After (click image for larger view)

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Entire Play retyped by Marsha A. Clark of Buffalo, N.Y. into computer useful text from the original script. Thanks Marsha.

Copyright 1985-2011 by Robert J. Moats, all rights reserved. This play may not be copied or re-produced in any manner without permission or performed in part or whole without payment of a royalty. E-Mail to Magic1@mail.com for more information.

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