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Cheaper by the Dozen


Adapted By: Christopher Sergel. From The Book By: Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Cary
Performances: Jul. 31 - August 15, 2009

The title comes from one of Frank Sr.'s favorite jokes: it often happened that when he and his family were out driving and stopped at a red light, a pedestrian would ask, "Hey, Mister! How come you got so many kids?" Gilbreth would pretend to ponder the question carefully, and then, just as the light turned green, would say, "Well, they come cheaper by the dozen, you know," and drive off.

The play is set in the 1920s, as remembered by Ernestine and Frank, children Nos. 2 and 3 in a family of 12. They reflect on their rigidly structured but very happy childhood.

Performances date are July 31-August 15, 2009 at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 PM on Sundays.