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Here Lies Jeremy Troy

Here Lies Jeremy Troy
Your Price: $16.95 CDN
Author: Jack Sharkey
Publisher: Samuel French
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 98
Pub. Date: 1969
ISBN-10: 0573610126
ISBN-13: 9780573610127
Cast Size: 2 women, 3 men

About the Play:

Here Lies Jeremy Troy is a full-length comedy by Jack Sharkey. What's the difference between a lawyer and a liar? Jeremy Troy is a successful New York lawyer who is about to be made a partner in his law firm. He has everything – a beautiful wife, money, and a lovely home. The only thing he's missing is a law degree! If the truth comes out, Jeremy's whole life could be turned upside down! That's when the fun begins and never ends in a night of fun and riotous laughter!

Here Lies Jeremy Troy is built on the Three D's of deception, duplicity and double-dealing. In this hilarious farce, Jeremy Troy has led everyone to believe that he is a qualified lawyer. In fact, his boss is coming to dinner that evening to meet his wife Kathryn and will be making him a full partner in the law firm. Unfortunately, right before the boss arrives, Jeremy and Kathryn are visited by an old college friend who now lives by sponging off former classmates. When he discovers that Jeremy has created a fake law degree for himself, he threatens to reveal this fraud to the boss, and sets in motion a series of lies that follow in rapid succession, resulting in non-stop laughs. Disappointed in her husband, Kathryn walks out on him; and a beautiful but incompetent young model is hired to play her part for the evening. Panic and confusion follow when the boss appears and Kathryn unexpectedly returns. Can Jeremy survive all the chaos without the truth about his past coming out? Or will he finally be ruined by the web of lies he continues to spin? Fortunately the boss thinks such a devious man would make a good lawyer!

Here Lies Jeremy Troy premiered in 1965 at the Lakewood Theatre in Skowhegan, Maine. Since then the play has been produced widely at high schools, colleges, and community theatres.

Cast: 2 women, 3 men

What people say:

"An applauding success! A smashing hit! The audience roared! A rib tickler if I ever saw one." — Bangor Daily News

"Highly amusing ... loaded with laughs ... rapid-fire comical situations ... steady laughter. During the intermissions, high praise for the new play could be heard everywhere." — Skowhegan Morning Sentinel

"A hilarious farce, sexy but nice...a bright comedy with witty dialogue...one just can't help laughing." — Syracuse Post-Standard

"Jack Sharkey has a hit on his hands." — Kup's Column

"A refreshing revelation... clean, sparkling comedy... almost breathless comedy, except the audience needs its breath for the next laugh. Recommended for the whole family. Waves of laughter rolled over the performers on the stage. A five-pointed satellite that promises to sail onto Broadway and shine there for a long time." — Kennebec Journal (London)

About the Playwright:

Jack Sharkey (1931-1992) was an exceedingly prolific American playwright who wrote science fiction and humour for magazines before embarking upon his playwriting career. He has 83 published plays written under his own name and four others: Rick Abbot, Monk Ferris, Mark Chandler, and Mike Johnson. Virtually all of his work was written for community theatre.

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