ISBN: 978-1-60003-136-6
Type: Full Length
Genre: Comedy
Theme: Melodrama
Duration: 90 minutes
Speaking Cast: 8 females, 3 males, 6 either (17 total cast)
Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: Dueling family businesses, long-lost lovers, double-crossing backstabbers and backdoor trysts, amnesiacs and murderers, philanderers and evil twins—they're all part of the soap opera. See how two filthy rich tycoons—Morgan Newbury and Jack Phillips—try to destroy each other's lives, businesses and futures. Will Morgan defeat his identical twin and overcome the attempt to overtake the family business? Will Morgan's daughters, Mandy and Mindy, give in to Jack Phillips' spell and surrender to his maddening desires? Will the Newbury family beat Jack Phillips to the new cholesterol-lowering operation that promises to change the world forever and make its owner the richest man in the world? Will Jack Phillips live after contracting a rare and fatal disease in the deepest, darkest jungles of Africa? Will Morgan's wife, Rachael, be discovered in her affair with Raul, the house servant, and her evil plot to kill Morgan, murder his children and take the family fortune for herself? The answers can only be found in The Vain and the Heartless.
Lakeside High School
Nine Mile Falls, WA
Clinton Central High School
Michigantown, IN
Olathe East High School
Olathe, KS
Gibbs High School Theatre Department
Corryton, TN
Niagara Wheatfield High School
Sanborn, NY
"My students had great fun with the characters in this play. Each was able to extend to the fullest to create the frantic, cliff-hanging pace of the soap opera. The many twists and turns of the plot keep the audience in suspense until the hilarious ending. We used a live student organist who was able to punctuate each scene's ending with dramatic music. I would highly recommend this script as a great spoof; we had a very positive audience response both in laughter and congratulations."
By Dorthea Hackett - Theatre Director - Dubois Area Senior High School, Dubois,
"Targeted mainly toward upper level high school, it's a very funny script. My students are enjoying it."
By Teresa McCormic, Hazelton-Mofit-Braddock School, Hazelton, ND
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