90 minute comedy
4 men, 4 women, 4-6 non-speaking gender-flexible roles
What is it about? Two middle-aged women attempt to play matchmakers with their reluctant, widowed parents. Instead of giving Libbi and Larry happiness, the well intention daughters make a terrible mess of everything. A fake robbery, an actress in a clown suit, a guy’s night out bowling, and a fantasy nightmare add to the hilarity. Mimes, who represent ‘Fate,’ intervene to clear the confusion. The play combines charm and wit with a warm understanding of human nature. Best of all, love triumphs in the end. A hit every time it’s been staged! Simple scenic needs. 2 Acts.
Also available as a The Good Years: The Musical
What are they saying about the show?
- “The Good Years” was fun, easy to pull together, had strong characters with a great plot. Never did I hear a single audience member say a bad thing about it–they all loved and enjoyed it! Eileen G.
- The Good Years is a romantic comedy in the style of The Fantasticks, a 1960 musical by Harvey Schmidt and book and lyrics by Tom Jones, which is itself based on the 1894 play The Romancers by Edmond Rostand. In those versions, the neighboring fathers trick their children into falling in love.