Padua Franciscan Performing Arts Announces Fall Play ‘Parlor Games’

September 5th, 2023 | News

Padua Franciscan High School is proud to announce our Fall Play 2023, Parlor Games. Based on the comedy written by James C. Wall, this show will take the Padua stage on November 3rd– 5th.

Show Times

Friday, November 3 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 4 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, November 5 @ 1:30pm


Practical Joker Mort McNulty hosts his own wake so that he can hear what people will say about him after he’s dead, before he’s dead. Mort’s wife, Tricia, gets unwillingly drawn into the action and apologetically tries to convince everyone that Mort is playing another joke. We meet a variety of wakegoers—some there on purpose, some not—who eventually, with the right amount of suggestion and imagination, convince themselves that Mort is dead and Tricia is in denial. The mistaken identities, chases, and jokes within jokes within jokes culminate in Tricia turning Mort’s wake into a surprise party as she tries to teach her husband a lesson about practical jokes.


Tickets go on sale Oct. 11, 2023.