In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot) written by Steve Franco

Written by Steve Franco

Produced the Winter of 2013 by ERCT

It is 6pm and the Douglas family is busily preparing to be invaded by their quirky relatives for their annual Christmas Eve dinner. After robbing a neighborhood liquor store, high strung and irritable Tony, and his dim-witted side-kick Vinny, find themselves in need of a place to briefly hide out. Using a ruse to gain entrance into the Douglas home, they suddenly find themselves in charge of an ever-growing list of family members that they are forced to hold hostage. From smart-aleck teenagers, to nosy neighbors, and bickering adults – the laughs (like the flow of people) are non-stop and we soon wonder who is holding who hostage?! With outrageous characters, laugh-a-minute-dialogue, and a surprise, heart-felt ending – Mr. Franco has created a comic treasure that is sure to leave your audience in stitches while celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.

Time Period – Present Day

Cast

Dad (Tom)……………………………………    Russ Branjord
Beth…………………………………………….    Emily Bowersox
Mrs. Draper………………………………….    Jodi Rehlander
Bunny………………………………………….    Sandi Mcallister
Bud……………………………………………..    Bill Bade
Tracy……………………………………………    Elizabeth Budhan
Aunt Rose…………………………………….    Gretch Nordman
Uncle Leo…………………………………….    Denny Chuba
Tony…………………………………………….    Paul C Olsen
Vinny…………………………………………..    Jon Rehlander
Paul…………………………………………….    Blair Budhan
Emily…………………………………………..    Shelby Swenson
Mrs. Wakowski…………………………….    Jennifer Mueller
Janet……………………………………………    Lori Paul
Officer Henley………………………………    Shahn Dilks

Settings Of Play – A modest, upper-middle class home in the Fiske Terrace area of Brooklyn, New York. Requires a split Interior set that has a Living Room on one side and a Dining Room on the other.

In-laws,Outlaws… is a comic gem. The holidays have never been so funny!” – The Thistle

“Offering poignant social criticism in difficult times; In-Laws, Outlaws, & Other People (That Should Be Shot) gives the audience a new perspective on an old tradition: the coming together of family for the holidays.” – Tramping Roanoke

In-laws, Outlaws & Other People (That Should Be Shot) premiered on November 20, 2010 in Salem, Virginia, at Theatre Glenvar High. It was directed by the author.
Author
Steve Franco

Steve Franco

Steve Franco, creator of In-laws, Outlaws & Other People (That Should Be Shot) (published by Samuel French), is an award winning Educator, Director, Designer, and Playwright who currently resides in Salem, Virginia. Mr. Franco was a founding member of the Roanoke County School for the Performing Arts and continues to teach some of Virginia’s brightest and best student actors. In 2011 he was a … view full profile