Miss Sophie’s Birthday

Written by the British authorLauri Wylie for theater in the twenties. It is a sketch in which two comedians Antonia Jaster (servant) y Manuel Luis (Miss Sophie) stage a dinner service on the occasion of the celebration of the 90th birthday of the lady.

SKETCH

The dinner takes place in an English atmosphere in which the lady, Miss Sophie, each year usually her closest friends: Mr Pommeroy, Mr Winterbottom, Sir Toby and Admiral Von Schneider. The problem is that Miss Sophie has a considerable age and has outlived all her friends, being left alone in the celebration.

Her servant James (equally old) that evening serves a soup for starters (Miss Sophie orders a sherry with this course), a North Sea fish (with white wine), chicken (with champagne), and finally fruit for dessert (with Porto)..

At the time of toasting, the steward plays the role of each of the guests and empties each of their cups. When the dessert arrives, he is already totally drunk. During the table service James drinks (sometimes emptying) some of the bottles and this attitude causes him to get drunk little by little, which gives rise to different comical situations, with a lion skin that acts as a carpet, with flower vases, etc.

 


TECHNICAL AND ARTISTIC DATA SHEET

Manuel Luis. Miss Sophie

Antonia Jaster. Her servant James

 

DIRECTION

Antonia Jaster and Manuel Luis

 

AUDIENCE

For all audiences

 

GENRE

Comedy / Sketch / Short Theater

 

DURATION

12-15 minutes

 

LANGUAGE

Spanish

 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

2 craneal microphones

CD Player

Lighting

 

STAGE

6X4 meters

 

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