THE WHOLE SHEBANG

A semi-finalist in the 2021 Garry Marshall New Works Festival. The Whole Shebang, is a suspense filled dark comedy that exudes twists, turns and ulterior motives. Bentley, a wealthy, recovering alcoholic is going through an ugly divorce. His greedy, egocentric ex, Keli, wants him dead, and has enlisted help from Tom, his life long friend. Krystal, a detective he met at AA drops in on him in the midst of his...
A semi-finalist in the 2021 Garry Marshall New Works Festival. The Whole Shebang, is a suspense filled dark comedy that exudes twists, turns and ulterior motives. Bentley, a wealthy, recovering alcoholic is going through an ugly divorce. His greedy, egocentric ex, Keli, wants him dead, and has enlisted help from Tom, his life long friend. Krystal, a detective he met at AA drops in on him in the midst of his struggles, chaos and Keli’s manipulative rage.
70-75 minutes.
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THE WHOLE SHEBANG

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  • Rachel Feeny-Williams:
    14 Jul. 2021
    Brilliantly witty dialogue is littered throughout this fabulous piece! Coupled with the great characters and the brutally harsh moments makes this play a brilliant piece of comedy/drama. It is wonderfully crafted and will make a brilliant piece to see on a stage.

Character Information

  • TOM
    30+,
    Any race / ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    Male. Early-mid 40's. Bentley's best friend. Easy going. He's hiding something.
  • KRYSTAL
    30+,
    Any race / ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    Recovering alcoholic. Detective. Smart. Calm. Friendly and easy-going.
  • KELI
    30+,
    Any Race
    ,
    Female
    Bitchy. Egocentric. Greedy. Manipulative. Over the top sarcastic.
  • BENTLEY
    40+,
    Any Race
    ,
    Male
    Male. Recovering alcoholic. Emotional mess. Going through a nasty divorce.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
    ,
    2022
  • Reading
    ,
    Playwrights Ink, Madison, WI
    ,
    2021

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Echo Theatre, Dallas, Scene 1 was read as part of a New Works Festival
    ,
    2021

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Semi-Finalist
,
The Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival
,
2021