“Cocktails with Mimi”
by Mary Chase
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York
Director: Irene King
A delightful family comedy, filled with the whimsy and warm-hearted humor so characteristic of the work of this famous and beloved playwright.
Mimi, a wealthy and much-married divorcee, is giving a party in honor of the reputedly formidable parents of her daughter’s fiance’. She engages a stunt “waiter” to insult her guests, specifically, the stuffed-shirt Calthorpes. Daughter, Edie, fearing that her mother would never be able to stomach her future in-laws, hires two actors to impersonate them; which works fine until the real Calthorpes arrive with their son. The mistaken identities and fun proliferate into a state of hilarious confusion.