The Elevator Family

The Elevator Family
adapted by Douglas Evans

Productions (23)
  • Comedy
  • 50 - 60 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m, 3 either (8-24 actors possible: 4-12 f, 4-12 m)
  • Set: The simple framework of an elevator and a flower stall.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-413-4

The Elevator Family
adapted by Douglas Evans

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Productions (23)
  • Comedy
  • 50 - 60 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m, 3 either (8-24 actors possible: 4-12 f, 4-12 m)
  • Set: The simple framework of an elevator and a flower stall.

When the quirky Wilson family goes on vacation, they visit a nice hotel -- and then decide to take up residence in the elevator. They quickly turn their tiny space into a cozy home nicknamed "Otis" where they play pick-up sticks, have meals delivered, and entertain guests. All are welcome in the Wilsons' tiny mobile room, and as they move up and down they help everyone they meet, including a love-struck bellhop, an overscheduled old lady, and a lonely salesman. But when the Wilsons suspect that a kidnapped girl may be hidden in the hotel, they may face their biggest challenge yet.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

When the quirky Wilson family goes on vacation, they visit a nice hotel -- and then decide to take up residence in the elevator. They quickly turn their tiny space into a cozy home nicknamed "Otis" where they play pick-up sticks, have meals delivered, and entertain guests. All are welcome in the Wilsons' tiny mobile room, and as they move up and down they help everyone they meet, including a love-struck bellhop, an overscheduled old lady, and a lonely salesman. But when the Wilsons suspect that a kidnapped girl may be hidden in the hotel, they may face their biggest challenge yet.

  • Comedy
  • 50 - 60 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m, 3 either (8-24 actors possible: 4-12 f, 4-12 m)
  • Set: The simple framework of an elevator and a flower stall.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-413-4

Published Reviews

"Beneath its blissfully buoyant surface, The Elevator Family has something important to say about the effect of one family on the world and vice versa. But that theme never overwhelms the gentle humor."

Margaret Quamme, The Columbus Dispatch

"A delightful surprise... In an age where we are taught to be suspicious, The Elevator Family may be a nod to a simpler time. But it's a nice reminder that if we took to the time to get to know the people swirling around us, we'd likely find a lot of good."

Dennis Thompson, Theatre Roundtable of Central Ohio

Production History

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Production Group
Location
JAN 19, 2019 - JAN 21, 2019
Ankeny Community Theatre
Ankeny, IA United States
Ankeny Community Theatre Ankeny, IA United States
NOV 03, 2017 - NOV 05, 2017
David L. Rahn Theater
Oregon, IL United States
David L. Rahn Theater Oregon, IL United States
NOV 02, 2017 - NOV 03, 2017
Laurel Highlands High School
Uniontown, PA United States
Laurel Highlands High School Uniontown, PA United States
APR 01, 2017 - APR 30, 2017
N/A
Loudon, NH United States
N/A Loudon, NH United States
MAR 23, 2017 - MAR 23, 2017
Leesburg Elementary School
Leesburg, IN United States
Leesburg Elementary School Leesburg, IN United States
DEC 13, 2016 - DEC 13, 2016
Morrison Academy Kaohsiung
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Morrison Academy Kaohsiung Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
NOV 18, 2016 - NOV 19, 2016
University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, SC United States
University of South Carolina Upstate Spartanburg, SC United States
MAY 06, 2016 - MAY 06, 2016
Blue Ridge Christian School
Bridgewater, VA United States
Blue Ridge Christian School Bridgewater, VA United States
MAY 07, 2015 - MAY 08, 2015
Edgewood High School
Bloomington, IN United States
Edgewood High School Bloomington, IN United States
APR 17, 2015 - APR 18, 2015
Mount Airy Christian Academy
Mount Airy, MD United States
Mount Airy Christian Academy Mount Airy, MD United States
APR 17, 2015 - APR 18, 2015
Mount Airy Christian Academy
Mount Airy, MD United States
Mount Airy Christian Academy Mount Airy, MD United States
DEC 09, 2014 - DEC 09, 2014
Covenant Christin School
Conroe, TX United States
Covenant Christin School Conroe, TX United States
DEC 05, 2014 - DEC 06, 2014
Newell High School
Newell, SD United States
Newell High School Newell, SD United States
OCT 10, 2014 - NOV 11, 2014
Canadian Academy
Kobe, Japan
Canadian Academy Kobe, Japan
MAY 22, 2014 - MAY 22, 2014
West Montgomery High School
Mt. Gilead, NC United States
West Montgomery High School Mt. Gilead, NC United States
MAY 01, 2014 - MAY 30, 2014
Dixon High School
Dixon, MO United States
Dixon High School Dixon, MO United States
APR 25, 2014 - APR 27, 2014
CHARISM Homeschool Group
Ghent, MN United States
CHARISM Homeschool Group Ghent, MN United States
MAY 28, 2013 - MAY 28, 2013
St. Francis De Sales School
Beckley, WV United States
St. Francis De Sales School Beckley, WV United States
MAY 21, 2013 - MAY 21, 2013
Student Ambassador Fundraiser
Sutton, WV United States
Student Ambassador Fundraiser Sutton, WV United States
NOV 16, 2012 - NOV 17, 2012
Berlin High School
Berlin, NY United States
Berlin High School Berlin, NY United States
SEP 26, 2012 - SEP 30, 2012
Everett High School Drama Club
Everett, WA United States
Everett High School Drama Club Everett, WA United States
FEB 01, 2013 - FEB 28, 2013
Lima Encore Theatre
Lima, OH United States
Lima Encore Theatre Lima, OH United States
FEB 01, 2011 - FEB 28, 2011
Columbus Children's Theatre
Columbus, OH United States
Columbus Children's Theatre Columbus, OH United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
JAN 19, 2019 - JAN 21, 2019
Ankeny Community Theatre
Ankeny, IA United States
Ankeny Community Theatre Ankeny, IA United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
FEB 01, 2013 - FEB 28, 2013
Lima Encore Theatre
Lima, OH United States
Lima Encore Theatre Lima, OH United States
FEB 01, 2011 - FEB 28, 2011
Columbus Children's Theatre
Columbus, OH United States
Columbus Children's Theatre Columbus, OH United States