Longston Park, or the Reluctant Handkerchief

Lady Edith Barouche and Mrs. Elinor Chaisse seek the attentions of Miss Gloria Worthington for their marriageable sons. To attain their ends, there's no treachery to which the mothers will not stoop, provided they maintain their manners whilst stooping.

Read a selection from the script.

Characters

  • LADY EDITH BAROUCHE, a society woman, early 50s
  • MRS. ELINOR CHAISSE, Lady Barouche's neighbor, early 50s
  • MR. FITZPATRICK BAROUCHE, Lady Barouche's son, late 20s
  • MR. FITZGERALD CHAISSE, Mrs. Chaisse's son, late 20s
  • MISS GLORIA WORTHINGTON, a young woman of means, early 20s

Backstory

After overdosing on Jane Austen, I thought it would be fun to combine the fastidiously proper language and manners of her characters with a slapstick farce. Unfortunatley, I am the only person who thought this.


In Salzburg, the castle had a giant mechanical organ which could blast only one chord and was presumably used to annoy invaders or summon Von Trapps. ~ Czech Your Pillage: Central Europe Under Siege