Dark Comedy/ 8 characters, 4 Women, 4 Men/ Full Length, Two Acts
Elvis Did It is the story of a dysfunctional family who cannot adapt to the changing times and sexual revolution of the 1960s. And so, of course, they blame all their troubles on Elvis Presley. The main characters are all devoutly religious except for the son, Apollo, who is a rebel and a maverick. A series of events cause disruptions in the family resulting in the loss of their church building, the daughter committing suicide after having been “knocked up” by a fellow minister, the wife going off the “deep end” as a result of the suicide, the old maid Aunt putting the “make” on her brother, and the son running off with the nymphomaniac next door neighbour. The patriarch’s life is saved only by a voice from heaven telling him that everything will be resolved if he will just stop buying Elvis Presley records.
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Bloomin Desert Productions
2165 East Rochelle Avenue #17
Las Vegas, Nevada
Ph: (702) 735-9568
About the Playwright: Ron Grant is a writer, actor, producer, and musician living in Las Vegas. His other plays include Elvis Did It, which has been staged in Holland and the Dominican Republic, and The Cuckoo’s Nest Casino.
Elvis Did It has been staged in Holland and the Dominican Republic. It awaits its first professional production.