THE MAN IN A DOG SUIT

By
Albert Beich and William H. Wright (from a novel by Edwin Corle)

Directed by
Lil Williams & Ancel Cook

December 7 & 8, 1961

At the Gilbert Auditorium

Oliver is being groomed by his in-laws for a position in the family business: banking. Shy and ineffectual under ordinary circumstances, Oliver discovers that he can be bold and independent when wearing the dog costume he had acquired for a masquerade ball. Donning it on the proper occasions, he can even outface his in-laws. They, in turn, are appalled at the thought of Oliver’s wearing the dog suit in public. When he wears it to work at the bank he’s told he must choose between the dog suit and his job. To his delight, he discovers that his wife is as bored with their stuffy life as he is, and they suddenly decide to head for the great woods of Oregon, where Oliver can pursue his dream of being a tree surgeon. The in-laws are shocked, except for one: As Oliver leaves, his brother-in-law takes over the dog suit, and another hilarious rebellion is apparently on its way.

Courtesy of Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

CAST  
ANTHONY ROBERTI DR BILL BECKETT
MRS. LOUIS STODDARD BILLY RUTH WARREN
OLIVER WALLING BILL VICKERS
LETTY GAXTON JEANETTE BOURLAND
GEORGE STODDARD HAYWOOD VAUGHAN
MR BEAL DAN DAVIS
EILLEEN STODDARD VELMA JO MITCHELL
HENRY GAXTON ANCEL COOK
STEWART STODDARD BOB DEGRAZIA
MARTHA WALLING LANELLE MOORE