Hollywood, 1929. Sly-as-a-fox talent agent Manny Weisenberg has got a problem. Several. His biggest client, Bob "Whiplash" McCord -- a British classical actor trapped playing a silent cowboy hero -- wants out of his contract. Manny's girlfriend Cherie, an aspiring actress, wants out of LA. And local gangster Joey Bananas wants to break Manny's legs for default of certain debts. Manny's solution is to create the greatest seaside pageant ever seen: "The Marriage of Miss Hollywood and King Neptune." A screwball comedy a la Kaufman and Hart, set against the backdrop of early Hollywood and classic LA political corruption.
Commissioned by the Pioneer Theatre Company and the 2002 Cultural Olympiad for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games of Salt Lake City, Utah.