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Full Length, Comedy
2 men, 4 women
Total Cast: 6, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-4333-5


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance.
THE STORY: What happens when you mix hair spray, head lice, and a little dab of Elvis? Hairlarity. The year is 1958 and Betty finds herself unfulfilled as a housewife. She and her husband have been unsuccessful in starting a family and her husband will not “permit” her to get a job. With the encouragement of her sister, Betty secretly sets up an in-home salon, leveraging her prowess with hair spray and bobby pins. Betty begins to change the lives of neighborhood women by “poufing” their hair. POUF! is an “uplifting” comedy with big hair and even bigger laughs.
“Lou Clyde has created a gem of a comedy that through laughter and subtle human insight asks the underlying question: ‘Can a good hair-do really change your life?’” —Carolina Curtain Call

“…consciously heartwarming…[POUF!] will likely appeal in particular to nostalgic suburbanites and boomers.” —Free Times (SC)