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By: Gary Ray StappAdd to Wish List
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   (8.5 x 11 3-ring binder with large margins for notes)
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Types: Full Length Play, Community Theatre
Genre: Comedy
Theme: Fashion
Running Time: 90-100 minutes
Speaking Cast: 8-10 females, 5 males, 13-15 total cast
Flexibility: doubling possible
ISBN: 978-1-61588-186-4
Title Includes: Adult Language
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Author's Notes:
Fashionably Late is truly a labor of love. The labor began in the spring of 2003 following the completion of my first play. A quick 20 pages of character analysis and dialog, and I was off to a great start. Five pages later: the proverbial brick wall. Frustrated, I put it aside and moved on to another script idea, Daddy's Girl, which went smoothly. Back to Fashionably Late, and I managed to labor through a scene or two, and again, another brick wall. Alas, I put it aside and moved on to another script, Family Ties and Little White Lies...and finished it within two and a half weeks. Back to Fashionably Late, a little more labor...a lot of sweat...tons of rewrites...and a few years later and...its still not what I wanted it to be. Literally within days of scrapping the whole play, the clouds parted, I saw the light, and the labor was over! Then came a record-setting premier production with overwhelming audience accolades, followed by the crowning of a play contest called Funniest Play on Earth 2008, and what had been the hardest thing I'd written thus far became well worth the labor of love to see it finished. Moral: NEVER QUIT.
It’s a get-it-while-you-can attitude in the world of fashion and no one knows that better than the staff of New York City fashion designer, Wade Haywood. So what do Charmaine, Meredith, and Harry do when the boss fails to show up for work? Not what you think! There’s no time for loafing when opportunity is knocking at the agency door, especially when one stranger shows up with the disturbing announcement that she’s been hired as a replacement, followed by the appearance of another stranger with a big wallet and a penchant for over-sized models. Suddenly, what started out as an ordinary day, becomes an afternoon of high jinx as brains, beauty, and brawn mix it up in a cross-dressing masquerade designed to fool a fashion industry guru, an IRS agent, and a Texas oil millionaire. But when the fooled wise-up to the foolish, good fortune quickly unravels at the seams and catastrophe of hilarious proportion looms on the edge of the fashion runway. And when secrets collide with good intentions, everyone learns that being fashionably late is better than never being fashionable at all.

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