P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Last Decent Crooks, The
By: Carol Costa and Ken Eberhart
Cast: 5 M, 4 F, extras
Performance Time: Approximately 90-120 minutes, 88 pgs.
It's a Miracle
Pay Your Respects
Just Looking for My Number One
I Just Don't Know
Pay Your Respects Reprise
When Nothing Else Was Right
The Last Decent Crooks
I'm in Love
MUSICAL. Winner, Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence, 1987. It’s 1933 and the music is hot and lively at Big Al’s, a Chicago funeral home, which serves as a front for an illegal speakeasy. Here, the coffins are more likely to contain the inebriated rather than the deceased, and mob boss, Albertina (aka “Big Al”), is rolling in dough selling illegal whiskey to her faithful customers. But the good times soon end for Big Al when a rival mob boss is found dead and mobster Rats Branigan sets his sights on taking over the speakeasy for his illegal gambling operation. Then to make matters worse, Big Al discovers her daughter is secretly engaged to a cop—of all people!— and her right-hand man is in love with a runaway nun. But nothing has prepared Big Al for the biggest surprise of all—the end of Prohibition! This delightful musical features eight original songs, a strong ensemble cast, hilarious one-liners, and a genuine mystery for the audience to solve if they can stop laughing long enough to catch the clues.
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Scripts: $8.95 each
Prompt Book: $16.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $75.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
CD: $50.00 (Vocal/Instrumental)
Play Pack: $304.00 (12 scripts for cast/crew,1 score, 1 CD, 1 prompt book, 1 royalty, 50 posters)
Ken Eberhart is an accomplished singer and composer. Educated at the University of Arizona, he now lives in Bellingham, WA.