Reality TV stars Roy and Rita Rafferty are full of energy and excitement for their home improvement audience. However, the ratings for “Roy and Rita's Ridiculous Remodel Show!” are looking bleak. After filming only ten episodes, the network has informed them that unless they can boost their ratings – drastically! – this episode will be their last. Roy and Rita consult with their production team and, as a last ditch effort, decide to do a kitchen remodel in 24 hours and film it all live! But can they pull it off with an oddball construction crew? The electrician is colorblind, the plumber has a severe gag reflex, and the painter has an energy drink addiction and can't control her jitters. And what about the kitchen? Will the hidden issues with the home be too much to fix in such a short amount of time? To make matters worse, there is a surprise inspection from the county building code inspector, a man whose eyesight is questionable at best. Stay tuned for a wet and wild adventure!
PLAYWRIGHT ANDREW M. FRODAHL TALKS ABOUT HIS PLAY
ROY & RITA’S RIDICULOUS REMODEL
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
A: I have worked construction for over fifteen years and been on plenty of remodel projects.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? Why?
A: When SPECS arrives, and threatens to shut it all down. The play reaches the tipping point.
Q: WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM?
A: Having worked in the profession for over 15 years I have met plenty of characters in this business. Many are inspired from them. Are they based on people you know? A couple are based on people I have worked with. Charlie the plumber and Mark Hand are very true to their real-life counterparts.
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
A: There are dangers in trying to do too much.
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
A: Home Improvement shows are not always what they seem.