The Six Basic Rules

Author: Mara Lathrop

The Six Basic Rules

Description: Marriage can be hell unless you know the six basic rules. Please join newlyweds James & Louise Pettigrew as they spend the rest of their lives figuring out the rules and attempting to achieve marital bliss.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 1/25/2012
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 110 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral

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Keywords: Comedy · Single Set · Small Cast Size · Surrealism/Absurdism

Original Production Information

The Six Basic Rules premiered in 2000, at the 4th Annual Mae West Fest at the Union Garage in Seattle, Washington, with the following cast and credits:

James Pettigrew – Keith Anderson
Louise Pettigrew – Stacey Bean
The Bellhop et al – Ethan A. Kozaki

Director – Monique L. Kleinhans
Producer, Mae West Fest -- Heidi Heimarck
Stage Manager – Nat Whitten
Assistant Stage Manager – Jeff Hillman
Set Designer – William Cole
Costume Designer – Stacey Bush
Lighting Designer – Gina Scherr
Textile Artist / Prop Mistress – Leslie Straka