Two Wives and a Dead Guy
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Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book store owner, educator, 1965-____) and Cynthia Booth (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 1969-____), "Two Wives and a Dead Guy,"
a 23-minute comedy in English, set in a funeral parlor, 2000,
© 2000 by Roy C. Booth and Cynthia Booth;
• in Roy C. Booth and Cynthia Booth’s Two Wives and a Dead Guy (Bovey, Minnesota, U.S.A.: The Author, 2000);
• Cited by Roy C. Booth via ftp June 22, 2000; Booth says,
Benton (m), middle-aged, a corpse; Eileen (f), 39, Benton’s aristocratic wife; Veronica (f), 24, Benton’s other wife; Mr. Hines (m), 29, befuddled funeral parlor caretaker.
“Benton the successful businessman and millionaire is dead. Deader than a pair of socks. And he is on display for the world to see before they put him in the ground. His wife, Eileen, visits, puts on a good show to get that nervous, rat terrier of a man, Mr. Hines, to leave her alone with him. Unfortunately, Eileen has a problem. No none can find Benton’s will. Eileen might have to work for the first time in her life and she is not too happy about it. Then Veronica shows up, a gaudily painted, silicone enhanced ‘lady’ who also claims to be Benton’s wife. The two go at it, leaving a very perplexed Mr. Hines (and one battered Corpse) behind.
• “There is only one set—a funeral parlor display room complete with a few chairs, a plant or two, and a coffin that is raised at an angle so as to have the corpse seen by the audience. The actor who plays Benton, the corpse, should be fairly athletic in order to withstand the slapstick punishment during the course of this play.
• Premiered as runner-up in the 1st Annual NERO Greater Minnesota One-Act Playwriting Awards. Produced at the Beaux Arts Ballroom, Bemidji State University, March 25, 27 and 28, 1999.”
• Press release, February 17, 2006: "Hibbing playwrights Cynthia Booth and Roy C. Booth announce that their original comedy, Two Wives and a Dead Guy, will soon be published by Samuel French of New York, the world’s oldest and largest play publisher. The play will become Cynthia’s 6th to be published, and Roy’s 38th. Two Wives and a Dead Guy, a comedy set in a funeral parlor, debuted under Roy’s direction during the NERO Greater Minnesota Spring One Act Festival in the Beaux Arts Ballroom at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota, U.S.A., March 25, 27, & 28, 1999, where it won Best Play. The play was published by International Readers’ Theatre (Winnipeg, Canada) shortly thereafter. IRT became defunct in 2001. Two Wives and a Dead Guy was rewritten, and later performed, again under Roy’s direction with Cynthia playing one of the leads, by the Grand Rapids Players at the MacRostie Art Center of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, U.S.A., October 28–30, 2002. The play was also taken on tour to the Bigfork Village Hall, the Hill City High School, and the Greenway (Coleraine) Auditorium. On November 30, 2002, an encore performance took place at the Myles Reif Center of Grand Rapids, MN. Other cast and crew were as follows: Mike Cochran, Randy Gagne, Janice Johnson, Connie Lefler, John Miller, Toni Moore, Janice Schultz, Werner Schultz, Barb Thompson, Shane Troumbly, and Susan Wass. The play has since been produced all over the United States, and in Canada, India, Bangladesh, and the Philippines, and is presently slated for production by the Arden Club Players of Wilmington, Delaware, March 2 and 4. The Booths own and operate Roy’s Comics and Games of Hibbing and Grand Rapids, and are both actively involved with the Arrowhead Community Theatre. For more information contact Cynthia Booth at (218) 262-4744.
• [Roy C. Booth is a] published author, poet, journalist, essayist, and screenwriter. 38 plays published with 475+ productions worldwide in the following countries/protectorates: Aruba, Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, New Zealand, Phillipines, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom (England & Scotland), and USA. Latveria and Wakanda TBA."
• Research could include Roy C. Booth, http://www.squidoo.com/roycbooth, accessed July 27, 2008.
bigamy, deceit, funeral, slapstick.