Home Works Plays Hee Haw
Hee Haw

Everyone loves George Bailey (including this author). That's a fact. But what if a historically overlooked character, the outwardly clowning Sam Wainwright, were given the chance to tell his side of the story? Could he give voice to people not quite at the center of their community, those less likable types who hold grudges, impress with money, sit on their jealousy...ie. the rest of us?

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Enter "Hee-Haw." Think back to the famous telephone scene in "Wonderful Life" where Mary and George, talking on the phone to Sam, admit their love for each other, kiss and hug. The phone is dropped. But what about Sam on the other end? What was he thinking? Had he just lost Mary forever? Part morality tale, part vaudeville comedy, "Hee-Haw" looks at the underbelly of Bedford Falls, those people who are at the fringe of their community.  Sam hosts a night at the Palace to make his case and maybe, tonight, will be the night he can win back Mary Hatch.

 

 

* Cast Size: 7, (4 women, 3 men).
* Run time: 120 minutes.
* Score for included songs: piano/vocal

Hee-Haw went up at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in December 2009 and was called a "delightful surprise" by Neil Genzlinger of the New York Times.  Click here for this and other reviews.