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Subject to Change Last Modified: Friday, October 31, 2008
Subject to Change
by Jules Tasca
Directed by Mark Britton
February - March, 1993


From Samuel French:

First produced at the Pheasant Run Playhouse in Chicago, with Phyllis Diller featured as Madeline Basset, the action takes place in a two story residence in suburban New York. The play concerns the two Bassett sisters, Gertrude is prudish, capable and hardworking, says only "Oh, fudge", when she's upset. Madeline, who is completely dependent on Gertrude, is sloppy, fat, cunning, and sounds like a plumber who has lost his number four wrench. When Gertrude decides to marry, leaving Madeline to fend for herself, the situation becomes traumatic. In an attempt to break up Gertrude's romance, Madeline runs the gamut, making obscene telephone calls to the bridegroom's 80 year old lush of a mother; outrageously insulting the groom to be, sneaking off to New York to trip on LSD, and finally sneaking back home to live in the attic and sulk. When all efforts fail, she feigns a stroke.

"Screamingly funny fun.... Tasca, who is listed as the author of this madness, may be the same gifted lunatic who wrote Diller's old night club material." Chicago Tribune.

"Audiences complain happily about sore stomachs, all from laughing." Daily Journal.

Published by Samuel French.

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In order of appearance
Role Actor
Joanne: Renita Henderson
Madeline Basset: Marge Chapple
Gertrude Basset: Jean Jester
Erwin Leeds: Keith Chandler
Mr. Pignitelli: Trevor Lewin
Mrs. Leeds: Linda Kercado
Our Crew
Director: Mark Britton
Assistant. Director: Elva Hansen
Stage/Prop Manager: Naomi Gaither
Set Design: Rusty Barnes
Mark Britton
Production Crew: Walter Williams
Bob Kercado
Office: Margaret Forsyth,
Peggy Socias
Publicity: Linda Kercado
Program: Linda Kercado
Newsletter: Linda Kercado
House Manager: Sharon Britton
Webmaster: John Lukas
Susan Allen, Jane Bowie, and the Hot Springs Factory Outlet Stores
Patti Kimble, Ken Kimble
Becky Donner, Melinda Gassaway and The Sentinel-Record
Mel Fluhart and the Hot Springs Village Voice
Larry and McCoys Building Supply Center
7 South Hardware
Christway Unity Church Hot Springs
Grand Avenue Methodist Church
Scott Henderson and Service Liquor and Wines Hot Springs
Arkansas Carpet
Walter Williams and Bob Kercado

Our sincere apology to all those whom we inadvertantly omitted.