Jack Benny’s Not 39 Any More


A  husband’s retirement schemes get interrupted when a widow moves in next door. Hilarious!

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  • Marv Siegel
    80 minute comedy
    4 men, 3 women, 1 either

    Like Jack Benny, Norman is as young as he feels. Suffering from retirement remorse, he hatches business schemes to fill idle hours. Edna, his loving wife, is delighted her new neighbor, Rosemary, has a son who may be a match for their daughter. When widowed Rosemary recognizes Norman and reminds him of their youthful, romantic past, Edna is threatened and works to keep their offspring apart, hoping it also keeps Norman and Rosemary apart. Not only hilarious throughout, but an ending that keeps everyone gasping!

    Jack Benny’s Not 39 Any More was submitted for Pulitzer Prize consideration after its production debut at the Theatre Conspiracy in Ft. Myers, Florida . The show has been called:

    • “…hilarious and heartwarming. . .” Island Reporter
    • “…an entertaining production, thanks to Siegel’s funny, frothy script…” Naples Daily News.
    • “…a total hit with our audiences. They laughed so much and were touched in many ways. I was lucky to have a wonderful cast who enjoyed it as much as I did. I have either acted in or directed over 30 plays and this is the first one that my wife sat through 3 times–that says something! Thanks for writing such a super play! The first week, the show had sold attendance; the second week it was sold out!…” John D., North Carolina

    Productions and staged readings of Jack Benny’s Not 39 Any More include the venerable 13th Street Repertory Theatre in New York City, The Theater Project, The Villager’s Theatre, The Reader’s Theatre, the Union Club, and the Stonebridge Community Players.

    About the Playwright:
    Marv Siegel is a prolific playwright and member of the Dramatists Guild. His plays have been produced nationwide and almost always, to rave reviews.

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    You’ll also like Marv Siegel’s other shows: Signals and Standing Tall


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    Marv Siegel


    Comedy, Full-length

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