A Matter of Husbands by Ferenc Molnar (1878-1952), as translated by Benjamin Glazer
FAMOUS ACTRESS: You wished to see me?
EARNEST YOUNG WOMAN: [She gulps emotionally] Yes.
FAMOUS ACTRESS: What can I do for you?
EARNEST YOUNG WOMAN: [Extends her arms in a beseeching gesture] Give me back my husband!
FAMOUS ACTRESS: Give you back your husband!
For June first day, I decided to mix it up and select a one-act play. I’ve been googling around looking up everything Hungarian in preparation for my upcoming trip to Budapest and discovered Ferenc Molnar. #lateantiquitystudiesbudapest2014
You can read the entire one-act play here: http://www.one-act-plays.com/comedies/matter_of_husbands.html
Born in Budapest, Molnar emigrated to the United States during World War II. His most popular play is Liliom, which was letter adapted into the musical Carousel.
For some Sunday morning inspiration, here is “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel a la Celtic Woman.
I read the first part of A Matter of Husbands to the horse this morning. He seemed to like it.