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By: Gary Ray StappAdd to Wish List
Script: $8.50
Notebook Script: $16.95
   (8.5 x 11 3-ring binder with large margins for notes)
First Performance Royalty: $70.00
Each Additional Performance: $70.00
Limited Video Rights: $30.00
Limited Streaming/Broadcast Rights: $50.00
Extra Streams: $0.50
Artwork Image Download: $30.00
Personalized Poster: $2.50
Types: Full Length Play, Community Theatre
Genres: Comedy, Farce
Themes: Friendship, Love & Romance, Deception
Running Time: 125 minutes
Speaking Cast: 7 females, 5 males, 12 total cast
ISBN: 978-1-61588-183-3
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Customer Comments:
By Caroline Thompson - Oshkosh Playin' Round: a new spin on the
This play was a lot of fun to direct and the cast had a lot of fun performing! I would recommend for any age theater company to do, and really great for newer companies to help get them started.
By Bob and Terri Carlow - Audience Members - Newark, OH
We are not professional critics -- but we wanted to share...what a terrific time we had Friday night when we attended the Licking County Players' presentation of "The Trouble with Cats."...The story was clever, the casting was exceptional and the acting was very good...As we were discussing the play this morning, we looked at each other and both said, "Let's see it again."
By Mary McIntosh - Director - Plenty & District Community Players
We thoroughly enjoyed doing this play. The cast (and crew) had many laughs and it was extremely well-received by the audience - with many accolades. This being our 25th annual Dinner Theater, we wanted something spectacular, and we weren't disappointed.

As the director, I had many chuckles (and sometimes tears of laughter) from the first read through-absolutely love Gary Ray Stapp's sense of humour as well as the numerous unexpected "surprises" interwoven within his scripts. Have my eye on "Daddy's Girl" for next year.

By John Wilson - Audience Member - The Chamber Players Community Theatre
“You guys have outdone yourselves . . . again! The Trouble With Cats should play in Kansas City, or better yet, I should buy a bus and bring people here to see this show!”
By Cheri Peine - The Chamber Players Community Theatre - Audience Member
“They say that laughter extends your life. After watching this play, I should live to be 100!”
An experienced house-sitting couple gets more than they bargain for when a Minnesota homeowner intentionally double-books her lakefront domicile through in order to ensure she can get away from it all for an entire month. When the second house-sitting couple arrives, there is an immediate clash between generations. In one corner, there are the upper middle-class and socially-skilled Julians from New Jersey, and in the opposite corner, the anti-materialist and free-spirited vegans from North Carolina who have decided they don’t even need a last name. Personalities collide even further when the Bombays from next door add their own twist to being neighborly with either a constant barrage of trivial pursuits or an onslaught of candid crankiness. And if that weren’t enough for the Julians to deal with, they get another surprise... the uninhabitable master suite is in the midst of being actively remodeled by the Cheshires, a trio of sisters, two of whom are skilled laborers with personal problems of their own and the other who is a chocoholic ditz. Without a head of household, there is little rest or relaxation for anyone... except for maybe the cat... if the house sitters could only find the elusive little creature.

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