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Good Night, Caroline

One Act, Farce
2 men, 2 women
Total Cast: 4, Interior
ISBN-13: 9780822204633
FEE: $35 per performance.
THE STORY: At 2 a.m. a burglar climbs into Caroline’s and Alfred’s bedroom, and hides in the closet. Caroline excitedly calls to Alfred. He must search the house at once. She rings for the maid but Selma, terrified, will do nothing. Grudgingly, Alfred looks under the beds and in the closet, but finds no one. Caroline insists that he search the entire house. He starts. The burglar steps from the closet, and begins to ransack the room. But he reckons with Caroline, who has always had her way. With tears and entreaties she works on the “better nature” of the intruder, who bursts into tears, and not only returns everything he has stolen, but gives her all the swag he acquired from a previous “job.” Alfred is heard outside, pounding on the door. The burglar disappears, Caroline admits her husband, who wants to call the police, but she says: “He didn’t rob us, Alfie. He gave me all this?"