The Tunnel of Love

   

The Tunnel Of Love

by Peter De Vries and Joseph Fields

Tom Ewell played the Broadway part of a suburban husband in a 5 year childless marriage. He and his wife decide to adopt a baby, but a loud mouth neighbor upsets the apple cart when the adoption investigator comes to call. However, not to be outdone, Ewell finds himself in the clutches of the investigator, who has suddenly turned color. Later she announces that she is pregnant and is going off to have the baby. She will see that the man and his wife receive the child in due time through the agency. Shortly after the baby arrives, however, the wife learns of the matter and starts packing to go home to Mother. But it turns out that the adopted baby was not fathered by the husband, and also that the wife is now herself pregnant; and matters are mended.

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Time of the Cuckoo

   

Time of the Cuckoo

Book by Arthur Laurents

Time of the Cuckoo focuses on the bittersweet romance between Leona Samish, a single American executive secretary vacationing in Europe, and Renato Di Rossi, a shopkeeper she meets in Venice. Di Rossi, trapped in a loveless marriage, relentlessly pursues Leona, who initially is shocked by the thought of an illicit affair but eventually succumbs to the Italian’s charms.

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An Italian Straw Hat

   

An Italian Straw Hat

by Eugene Labiche

This classic French farce was written by Eugene Labishe in 1851 and has inspired numerous stage revivals, a famous silent film, a ballet and a musical comedy. All of these incarnations of An Italian Straw Hat share the basic premise: Fadinard is about to be married when his horse devours a lady’s rare Italian style straw hat. The lady, then demands the hat be replaced–setting off a quest that soon attracts a crowd of followers.

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