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One Act, A Southern Comedy
4 men, 4 women
Total Cast: 8, Interior
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-0245-5

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $40 per performance.
THE STORY: In COUP, the leaders of local society are preparing their annual Fourth of July presentation of Gone with the Wind with the aging Miz Zifty expecting, once again, to be cast as Scarlett O’Hara, much to the disdain of her Negro maid, Beulah. The burning question, however, is who will play Rhett Butler, a problem compounded by the aspirations of a number of unsuitable candidates, including a flighty hairdresser and a gawky high-school boy. In the end the role goes (heaven forbid) to an extremely bright and personable black dentist—leading to great consternation and the last minute substitution of Beulah in the part of Scarlett!
Included in the collection Coup/Clucks.