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Tall Story

Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse suggested by the novel The Homecoming Game by Howard Nemerov
Full Length, Comedy
21 men, 8 women, 1 boy
Total Cast: 30, Interiors
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-1109-9

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: Thanks to the phenomenal success of its basketball team Custer College has suddenly sprung into national prominence. Alumni contributions have tripled, the building program is in high gear and academic standards have been raised—largely because of star center, Ray Blent, a science major who has worked out a mathematical formula which allows him to sink basket after basket with unfailing precision. On the eve of the big game with arch rival Ashmore College, however, Ray is distracted by a thorny personal problem. He is desperately anxious to marry co-ed June Ryder but lacks the necessary funds, or at least he does until he receives a mysterious phone call asking him to throw the Ashmore game. Knowing he doesn’t have the heart to betray his teammates, Ray devises a hilarious scheme which will solve all his problems, on and off the court.
“You’ll bellow.” —New York World-Telegram & Sun.

“A very funny show.” —New York Mirror.

“…all I heard around me was laughter.” —New York Daily News.