"Rattle of a Simple Man"


"Rattle of a Simple Man"

January, 1976


Chicago, Illonois





Patty Duke:          Cyrenne
John Astin:          Percy


Written by Charles Dyer


"Although there are virtually only two characters in the play, the situation, the dialogue, the atmosphere created by wondering what this clash of personalities is going to bring, holds the interest as well as any 'whodunnit.'

Rattle of a Simple Man is no arty-crafty 'over your head piece.'  It is human, warming, and highly amusing.  Played against a realistic bedsitter/kitchen set, it gives full scope to the cat-and-mouse situation in which Percy, a droll North Country character, meets up with a worldly kitten of a girl named Cyrenne, who is attractive enough to make the headlines in any government report.  The wit is delicious as Cyrenne sets about displaying her undoubted charms to this chump of a fellow who is more interested in darts."
--Denis Raleigh, Worthing Gazette