The Crimson Cap Ladies Catch a Con
by Chris McKerracher
eSCRIPT – The Crimson Cap Catch a Con (The secured PDF file will download automatically from Google Drive when you click on the play title.)
Genre: Comedy / Seniors
Running Time: 90 minutes
Characters: 1 male, 7 female:
- Millie: 80-ish, deaf-ish addled-ish hippy
- Grace: acerbic wit, with a heart of ice
- Esther: VERY serious Crimson Cap leader
- Leona: meek, rich, easily influenced
- Eunice: new member (actually a man)
- Don: traveling vacuum cleaner salesman
- Chrys: Millie’s spacey niece
- Mrs: Garnet: Crimson Cap Regional Director
Setting: The play is set in octogenarian Millie’s groovy living room.
The second Crimson Cap Ladies episode finds their club infiltrated by a violent escaped con disguised as an older woman from the UK. Great physical comedy and hilarious dialogue provide the laughs.
Production/development history: Calmar Legion, May, 2016
More witty dialogue and physical humour in this, the second episode of the Crimson Cap Quadrilogy. These plays are ideal for amatuer theatre groups who attract a large segment of seniors, especially, “Red Hat Ladies”.
Set: three walls adorned in “early hippy” decor
Royalties: contact Chris McKerracher / 780-985-2267
PLAYWRIGHT BIO: Chris McKerracher
Chris McKerracher is an Alberta-based playwright with many productions to his credit beginning with “Calmar; Zero to 50 in 90 Minutes” which was staged to sell-out audiences in 2005. This play and the playwright were also featured in a segment on CBC News. Since then, Chris has written many other comedies and has acted and directed in most of them. He has written plays for Halloween, Valentines, Christmas and a four play quadrilogy featuring The Crimson Cap Ladies, patterned after the Red Hat Ladies who are dedicated theatre-goers. For more information on the playwright and his plays, please visit www.communitytheatreplays.com.