What the Butler Saw

Gallery Players
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The Prentices are not an ordinary couple. Dr. Prentice is a psychiatrist with his own hospital who believes that the best way to interview a girl for a job is to seduce her. Geraldine Barclay does her best to comply, but nothing is going to work smoothly in this nut house that includes Mrs. Prentice, a nymphomaniac who is seduced by a bellhop in a hotel, or maybe it's vice versa. Mrs. Prentice brings home her reluctant bellhop just as the state inspector decides to pay a visit to the hospital. What ensues is a wild melee of disappearances, disguises and discoveries as husband and wife try to hide their prizes from the inspector and from one another. The ending is one of those delights that Oscar Wilde might have dreamed up in a sequel to The Importance of Being Earnest. "Hilarious, outrageous... It dazzles!... Wonderfully verbal, toying with words as if they were firecrackers." N.Y. Times. "Brilliant, witty, the funniest show so far this season." NBC TV. "Madly antic humor." AP.

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