Robert Kerr, Playwright


Finnegan's Funeral Parlor and Ice Cream Shoppe

(3 M, 4 W, 30 minutes)

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Teenager Kevin Finnegan is in line to inherit the family funeral home/ice cream parlor, but his father, Arthur, is worried that Kevin, who has literally been silent all his life, may be too feeble-minded to take over the business. A new employee inspires Kevin to finally learn how to speak and assert his true ambition--to become a barber. Events come to a head when the success of a high-profile funeral planned by Arthur is threatened by his son Anvil’s rebelliousness, his daughter Pamela’s inappropriate taste in food and Kevin’s determination not to follow in his father’s footsteps.

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