Gates Mills Players
2013 production of:
Presented by Special Arrangements with Samuel French
Was Held November 15-16, 22-23
This two-act farce takes place inside an American embassy somewhere behind the Iron Curtain. An American tourist - a caterer by trade - and his wife and daughter rush into the American embassy two steps ahead of the police who suspect them of spying and picture-taking. It’s not much of a refuge, for the ambassador is absent and the bumbling son - temporarily in charge - has already been expelled from a dozen countries as well as the continent of Africa. Nevertheless, they all carefully and frantically plot their escape return to America soil - and the ambassador’s son and the caterer’s daughter even find time to fall in love. Throw into this mix a slightly crazy chef, a trapped priest and a Sultan with his wives and you have a recipe for one hilarious evening of fun and laughter.
This 110-minute PG-13 comedy contains realistic simulations of gunfire and mild adult themes of betrayal, love and politics.
If you would like to see some of the pictures of this play as it was done in 1972,
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