Too many cooks

   Frank Craven's three-act comedy, in which he also starred, was produced by William A. Brady at the 39th Street Theatre, opening on 24 February 1914 for 223 performances. An engaged couple, Albert Bennett and Alice Cook, plan to marry and build a little bungalow on a piece of property Albert has purchased with his modest savings. Unfortunately, family and friends intrude to offer suggestions on the house plans and cause Albert and Alice to fight. The couple breaks up, and Albert sadly finishes building the house himself after the carpenters go on strike. He is about to sell it when Alice returns just as he notices a flower she has planted. The couple is reconciled, vowing to keep their families at bay. Craven later adapted the play into a hit musical, Up She Goes (1922), collaborating with Tin Pan Alley songwriters Joseph McCarthy and Harry Tierney.

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