Bargain Day At Tutt Houseby George Randolph Chester
Format of Original Source: Short Story
Recommended Adaptation Length: Two Hours
Candidate for Adaptation? Promising
“Atrocious!” she exclaimed. “Atrocious! Simply atrocious, Belmont. This is a house of public entertainment. They can’t turn us out in this high-minded manner! Isn’t there a law or something to that effect?”
A delightful premise, with a great deal of potential for musicalization. Two couples are utterly determined NOT to be out-done by the other, and are willing to spend their considerable fortunes in order to stay ahead of the other couple, socially. They play out their feud at an isolated inn, giving greater and greater sums of money to the innkeeper to deny the other couple a decent night’s lodging. The innkeeper is all-too-happy to comply. A cast of eight could have a ball with this piece. It feels a bit like a Steve Martin movie. It might be very possible to update, if that’s important to you.
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