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The Devil’s Wife

Tom Jacobson
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A handsome, wealthy landowner who woos three sisters isn't what he seems. But neither are they. A harrowing comedy, that goes to hell.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (3 female, 1 male, doubling)
Full Length Drama (about 80 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Period Costumes
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Press Quotes

“A diabolical thrill ride with smarts and wit. Pitch-perfect comic timing. Intelligence, wit … Delightfully creepy … [A] whimsical mash-up of fairy-tale tropes and modern sensibilities.” —Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

“Swear to god! THE DEVIL’S WIFE’s wickedly good … Sssizzling! … Scores high on all fronts — Tom Jacobson’s witty script (with a message) … Go see if THE DEVIL’S WIFE will make you a believer in God. Or the devil?” —Gil Kaan, Broadway World

“Wow! A devilishly entertaining mix of chuckles and chills.” —Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

“Bitingly funny and bordering on wickedly, slyly inappropriate. Monumentally charming.” —Travis Michael Holder, Ticket Holders LA

“Clever, amusing … [A] rollicking black comedy that includes some serious underpinnings.” —Elaine L Mura, LA Splash

About the Author


  • Tom Jacobson

    Tom Jacobson has had more than 80 productions of his plays, including SPERM at Circle X Theatre Company, THE ORANGE GROVE at Playwrights Arena, and the award-winning BUNBURY, TAINTED BLOOD, OUROBOROS and THE FRIENDLY HOUR at The Road Theatre Company. THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WAY premiered at The Theatre @ Boston Court and the New York International Fringe Festival (five Ovation Award nominations, four Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle nominations, one GLAAD Award nomination, Fringe Festival Award for Outstanding Production of a Play, PEN Center Award for Drama) and moved Off Broadway to Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre. MAKING PARADISE: THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUSICAL was produced by Cornerstone Theater Company (Critic's Choice in Back Stage West). He has been a co-literary manager of The Theatre @ Boston Court, a founding member of Playwrights Ink, and a board member of Cornerstone Theater Company and The Theatre @ Boston Court. Most recent productions include the world premieres of THE CHINESE MASSACRE (ANNOTATED) at Circle X and HOUSE OF THE RISING SON at Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA (Critic's Choice in Back Stage West and Los Angeles Times, nominated for a GLAAD Award and winner of two Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards). Film: PRAIRIE SONATA (based on THE FRIENDLY HOUR). Opera: HOPSCOTCH, commissioned by The Industry.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 11/13/2017
Pages 64
ISBN 9780881457346

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

World Premiere at the Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, in July 2017

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
The Devil’s Wife is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


7/20/2018 – 7/29/2018
Michiana Playmakers
South Bend, IN