Your Late Mama by Dorothy Lees-Blakey


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Paris, 1908. A lively marital spat between Yvonne and her husband Lucien when he returns very late from a fancy-dress ball is interrupted by a messenger (Joseph) breaking the news that Yvonne's mother has died. In the confused commotion that ensues - Yvonne frantically distraught, Lucien elated - the messenger suddenly realizes that he is at the wrong apartment: the unhappy news was for the people next door! A relieved Yvonne perks up to resume the spat with her now thoroughly dejected husband!

Year Printed: 2011
First Produced: In 1976 at Robinson Theatre, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

Written With: Brian Blakey.

Running Time: 50 minutes
Acts: 1

Male Cast: 2
Female Cast: 2
Total Cast: 4

Translation/Adaptation of George Feydeau's "Feu la mère de madame."