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Rollo's Wild Oat
Metropolitan Playhouse
New York, NY
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Rollo's Wild Oat
To be or not to be...
With an inheritance and an acting company, Rollo Webster has two thirds of what he needs to realize his dream of playing on Broadway in the greatest role of English literature.
If only he had any talent.
A delightful comedy from by songwriter and playwright Clare Beecher Kummer* that celebrates Society folly, theatrical excess, and finding one's true calling.

A tale of methodical madness
Running Time: Approx. 2:30

*Beecher? Yes. Harriet Beecher's grand-niece...
and William Gillette's cousin, too.
Born in 1873 and raised in Brooklyn, Clare Beecher Kummer studied music in New York and Boston and first established herself as a songwriter. Her Valentine song "Dearie" sold over one million copies after appearing in the Broadway musical Sergeant Brue (1906), and was one of 37 titles she copyrighted. She is also known to have worked as an uncredited music consultant for theater, but in the teens, she turned to play writing, herself, and had a bona fide hit Good Gracious, Annabelle in 1916. Later comedies include Be Calm Camilla (1918), A Successful Calamity (1917, written for William Gillette), Pomeroy's Past (1926),and 1933's Her Master's Voice, all distinctive for sparkling dialogue and contrived plots that eventually sorted themselves out. Her Broadway productions included 12 plays, 10 one-acts, and 5 musicals.


Metropolitan Playhouse (View)
220 East Fourth Street
New York, NY 10009
United States


Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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