A Stitch in Time

Written by:

Dorothy Lees-Blakey, Brian Blakey

Cast Size:
10

Roles For:

  • Men: 4
  • Women: 6

Genre:

Adaptation
Farce
Translation

Themes:

Marriage
Mistaken Identity
Relationships
Scandal
Sexuality

Length:

70 min.

Year Written:

1990

Synopsis:

A Stitch in TimeĀ is a delightful adaptation of the hilarious Feydeau farce Tailleur pour Dames. Dr. Robert Moulineaux, trying to conceal a secret rendezvous with the seductively innocent but equally married Suzanne, launches a dizzy merry-go-round tangle of mistaken identities, outrageous excuses and frantic escapes. Two versions: 1) Paris, France, 1910 2) Montreal, 1925.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Etienne, a servant in the Moulineaux household / Yvonne Moulineaux, wife of Dr. Robert Moulineaux / Dr. Robert Moulineaux / Monsieur Bassinet, a patient of Dr. Moulineaux / Madame Aigreville, Yvonne’s mother / Suzanne Aubin, wife of Anatole Aubin / Anatole Aubin / Mademoiselle Pomponette / Madame D’Herblay / Rosa De Montelimar

First Produced:

1990, Lighthouse Theatre

Resources:

A Stitch in Time is available through the CPO Website.

Published by the Playwrights’ Union of Canada in 1998.

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Notes:

A small dog is required for a brief appearance in Act Two.

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