Stealing Home, by Pat Cook and published by Dramatic Publishing Co., will find its way to the Celebration Hall stage October 27-28. Students are encouraged to sign up for auditions which begin Wednesday after school and continue until Thursday noon.
“You can’t judge a book by its cover!” bumbling burglar Cecil tells Officer Doughberg as he tries to explain why he and his partner, Pug, are caught in a funeral home in the middle of the night. Cecil figures to confuse the policeman with fast talk and mumbo jumbo. What nobody figured on was Beulah Meadows, the owner of the place, showing up and recognizing Cecil as her long-lost son, Jimmy Meadows, who vanished from an amusement park some 25 years earlier. This, of course, comes as a tragic shock to Beulah’s daughters, who were just about to sell the funeral home for quite a bundle. “We’ll have to get rid of him,” intones Gretchen, the oldest daughter, “one way or another.” Before you know it, the place is overrun with wacky sisters, a whining lawyer, policemen, a psychiatrist and even a nun! Is Cecil really there to help out his would-be mother? Or is he sticking around because he has a sudden love interest? And is Cecil really Beulah’s long-lost son? Find out in this frantic farce when two con men set out to lift a few pieces of silverware and end up Stealing Home.