“Play On” is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the author decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter.
Gracie Martin is a dear little old lady who after the death of Henry, her beloved husband, places his urn on the mantelpiece and chatters away to it. Her garrulous neighbor Amelia always says good morning to Henry when she visits. Gracie’s two children, John and Sheila, fear that gossip about Gracie’s behavior will ruin their social and political futures. Matters are brought to a head when a little boy, Homer, passes by to look at the “looney” he’s heard lives there. Drama/Comedy