Too Good to Be True

FULL-LENGTH. “The Cat’s Pajamas,” a new play written in 1928, has been playing to sold-out audiences out of town and is just about to make its New York debut. The play depicts a recent scandal involving William Randolph Hearst, Charlie Chaplin, Marion Davies, and a movie mogul named Thomas Ince who died under mysterious circumstances aboard Hearst’s yacht, The Onieda. Now, with two days before the New York...
FULL-LENGTH. “The Cat’s Pajamas,” a new play written in 1928, has been playing to sold-out audiences out of town and is just about to make its New York debut. The play depicts a recent scandal involving William Randolph Hearst, Charlie Chaplin, Marion Davies, and a movie mogul named Thomas Ince who died under mysterious circumstances aboard Hearst’s yacht, The Onieda. Now, with two days before the New York opening, it is discovered that the facts depicted in the play never actually happened.
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Too Good to Be True

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  • Jessica Moss:
    21 Sep. 2018
    This is very fun! Screwball comedies are my favourite and this both pays homage to and parodies all those wonderful movies. If you need a large cast play where everyone gets to play a great character, this is a great selection.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Playwrights Center of San Francisco
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    2015

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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Rover's New Play Award 2018
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Rover Dramawerks
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2018