Presenting a rare stage gem by playwright Rob Foster, author of "Just Lovely," "Mr. Bruce, Do You Swear?" and "26 High Street," guaranteed to knock your funny bone out of joint and kick your brain into gear! HOW TO ASSEMBLE A WHALE Hart and Warner couldn't be any more different than night and day, yet they have two things in common: they're both in a mental ward, and have both "died " and returned after seeing the other side. The facility's Administrator, seeking her own answers to life's questions, has paired the two to share the same living quarters, in the hope of what may be observed and gleaned from their curious and oddball interactions. "How To Assemble A Whale" is a disturbingly poignant comedy of human nature, as enlightening as it is hilarious. SPOTLIGHT THEATER CLASSICS seeks to bring new and regionally known original stageworks to the widest audience possible, in an accessible format to the layperson reader and professional producer alike. We hope you enjoy this volume and make the live performance arts a further focus of your time and support.
For twenty-five-year-old Willow Watts, life has settled into a predictably dull routine: days behind the counter at her father's antique shop; nights watching fuzzy telly whilst the elderly residents of Britain's Ugliest Village bed down for yet another early night. But everything changes when Willow's epically embarrassing Marilyn Monroe impersonation is uploaded to YouTube. A canny viewer spots Marilyn's ghostly image hidden in the film and Willow becomes an international sensation. Her dire little town is suddenly overrun with fans proclaiming her to be the 'new Marilyn'. Egged on by the villagers - whose shops and businesses are cashing in -- Willow eagerly embraces her new identity, dying her hair platinum and scoffing cakes to achieve Marilyn's legendary curves. But when the only man she has ever truly loved returns, seeking the old Willow, it's decision time. Should she risk stardom and the village's new-found fortune on love? Or is being Marilyn Willow's real ticket to happiness?
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