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Quiet Summer

Quiet Summer
Your Price: $16.95 CDN
Author: Marrijane Hayes & Joseph Hayes
Publisher: Samuel French
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 100
Pub. Date: 1947
ISBN-10: 0573614547
ISBN-13: 9780573614545
Cast Size: 10 women, 8 men

About the Play:

Quiet Summer is a full-length comedy by Marrijane Hayes and Joseph Hayes. Uncle Jimmie looks set to be elected president of the golf club. Then his nephew and niece arrive for the summer.

James Clark plans to spend a peaceful summer concentrating on getting elected president of his country club, a first step toward becoming District Attorney in the fall. Uncle Jimmie's plans go astray when Pamela, 17, and Sonny, 15, arrive. He wins his election with inventive help from the kids, but they also all but wreck James' romance and turn the house upside down.

Cast: 10 women, 8 men

About the Playwright:

Marrijane Hayes (1920 – 1991) often collaborated with her husband, Joseph Hayes, on a number of screenplays and scripts.

Joseph Hayes (1918 – 2006) was a well-known American author, playwright and screenwriter specializing in crime fiction. His best known work, The Desperate Hours was first a suspense novel about a suburban family taken hostage at home by three escaped convicts; then a successful Broadway play (taking the 1955 Tony for Best Play) starring a young Paul Newman; and then a movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Fredric March. Hayes had a long career on Broadway and in the movies; he often collaborated with his wife, Marrijane Hayes, on a number of screenplays and scripts.

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