Love, the Cracksman 2017-10-29T00:03:40+00:00

Love, the Cracksman

Mark Brown Writer Love, the Cracksman

The Nutshell

A throwback to the romantic comedies of Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. Love, the Cracksman is about a handsome millionaire who makes a bet with a friend that he can break into a house. He meets the girl of his dreams, is mistaken as an internationally known thief, and struggles to keep his new friend, Spike, from stealing all of the valuables at a castle in England. And maybe, just maybe, he actually is an internationally renowned cracksman.

The Backstory

After I finished The Quest for Don Quixote I was in another holding pattern for Tom Jones – The Musical.  I was contemplating what to write next. I usually spend a long time writing a script and I wanted to try and write something a bit quicker. I stumbled upon the novel A Gentleman of Leisure by P.G. Wodehouse. I loved it immediately. From the time I read it until the time I finished the script was about three months. It would have been quicker but I had to wait a few times to get my friends together to come over for some read-thrus. That’s very fast for me. If Cary Grant and Myrna Loy were alive today I would want them to star in it. I think it’s a fun script with loads of fun characters.

Photos from the New Play Festival at Florida Rep

Love the Cracksman

Love the Cracksman

Love the Cracksman

Love the Cracksman

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The script is available for its World Premiere.

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