Sinners and Saints by Robert J. Wheeler
Nick, a confirmed bachelor, returns to the family home, on leave from the Navy, horrified to find his young and only brother, Andrew, has become a priest. Nick and Andrew’s mother is passionate about her need for grandchildren. Because Andrew is a priest, he is unable to marry, making Nick her only hope for grandchildren. Nick plots with girlfriend Darlene to have Darlene’s friend, Caroline, a woman dedicated to seducing married men, seduce Andrew thinking relations with Caroline will seduce Andrew from the priesthood. Caroline enters as an immature, rude, moral-less but physically attractive young woman, then, during numerous interactions, is transformed into a mature, caring, sensitive woman. The audience is treated to a surprising twist and a joyful ending.
Keywords: Religion, Faith, Transformative, Hilarious, Redemptive
Run time: 90 minutes
Content note: One set -- family living room. Contains mention of swearing but no actual swearing.
Cast size: 4 actors
Male roles: 2
Female roles: 2
Casting note: Two females 20-35 approx. One males 24-27 approx., one male 35-38 approx. The play needs a parrot, possibly a real one or a fake one.