At a glance:
- Author: Ken Ludwig
- First Published: 1986
- Type of Plot: Farce; comedy
- Time of Work: September, 1934
- Setting: A hotel suite in Cleveland, Ohio
- Characters: Saunders, Max, Maggie, Tito Merelli, Maria, Bellhop, Diana, Julia
- Genres: Drama, Farce, Comedy
- Subjects: Love or romance, Marriage, Mistaken or secret identity, Fame, Theater, Entertaining or entertainers, Dating, Performing arts, Opera, operas, or operettas
- Locales: United States, North America, Cleveland, Ohio
The play opens in Tito Merelli’s hotel suite on the night of his performance with the Cleveland Grand Opera’s production of Guiseppi Verdi’s Otello (1887). At stage right is a sitting room with a door to the hallway and a kitchen door off the right. At stage left is a bedroom with doors to a closet, bathroom, and hallway. Another door connects the two rooms. The living room is furnished minimally with a sofa, pouf, radio, telephone, and coffee table, and the bedroom with a bed and bureau.
When the lights come up, Maggie is revealed rapturously...
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