A Crock of Schnitzel

by  Barbara Pease Weber

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 3f

Adjusting to married life can sometimes be a trying time for a young bride. For newlywed Ashley Wagner, however, marriage turns out to be an out of this world experience! For starters, the antique cuckoo clock, a family heirloom, that Ashley’s Bavarian busybody of an Aunt-in-law gave Ashley’s husban…

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A Crock of Schnitzel

by  Barbara Pease Weber

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)

Additional Info

Adjusting to married life can sometimes be a trying time for a young bride. For newlywed Ashley Wagner, however, marriage turns out to be an out of this world experience! For starters, the antique cuckoo clock, a family heirloom, that Ashley’s Bavarian busybody of an Aunt-in-law gave Ashley’s husband, Greg, as a wedding gift has, well…an unusual defect. The time piece has a wormhole which, when Greg turns back the clock to Standard time, opens a time warp that catapults Ashley back in time only to find herself pregnant and married to Greg’s father, Klaus! Ach du lieber! Is Ashley then…Greg’s mother? Expecting a baby and stuck in a time warp with a broken cuckoo clock and a different husband, Ashley comes to realize that her life is…well…A Crock of Schnitzel! A Crock of Schnitzel is a comedy for everyone who, at one time or another, has overindulged in a cornucopia of culinary decadence resulting in both night terrors and a whopper of a belly ache. Forget your antacids! Feast on fun! Enjoy every morsel of A Crock of Schnitzel! A German lesson in every bite!
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Reviews

"Very few people have the creativity, imagination and determination to write a play, especially with the subject matter being something as intangible as daylight savings time and the twice a year changing of the hands on clocks everwhere. One such person is Barbara Weber." - Montgomery Newspapers

"Barbara Pease Weber has cooked up another decadent new comedy." - Delco Times

"It's like Back to the Future with a side of Jerry Springer. Heavy!" - Philadelphia City Paper

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Senior Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £52 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: A Crock of Schnitzel is set in a small one bedroom apartment on the top floor of a Victorian house in New Jersey.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 3f
TANTE GERTRUDE - Greg's Bavarian busybody of an Auntie (Gertie's bark is worse than her bite.)
TANTE HILDEGARD - Gertie's sister and Greg's other Auntie (She won't let you leave hungry!)
MR. TOMASELLI - The Postman (He gets more than he delivers
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Casting Notes

10 characters played by 5 actors

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Authors

Barbara Pease Weber

Barbara Pease Weber has been acting on and off since she was a teenager in the 1970s and has appeared in theatrical productions in the Philadelphia area over a span of 35 years. Ms. Weber has also authored four comedies, Delval Divas, HOGWASH!, Seniors of the Sahara, and A Crock of Schnizel, all of which are pubished b ...

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A Crock of Schnitzel was featured in August 2010 in the McLaren Comedy Festival in Midland, Texas.

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