Scarlett O’Hara (Caroline O’Connor) is only good at making people like her, which unfortunately doesn’t help her hold down a job. After a disastrous career in retail, she is hanging onto her present job, as a waitress at The Scarlett Parrot, by the skin of her teeth.
Scarlett keeps sane by daydreaming of the world of classic movies, where legendary leading men like Humphrey Bogart, Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper and Cary Grant fire her romantic imagination - but the chances of her finding a real life equivalent seem increasingly slim. Is her boss Steve (Andrew McFarlane) more interested in her than he lets on? Is Alan (Matt Day) - the curious stranger who frequents the restaurant - more (or less) than he seems?
Loosely based on James Thurber’s Walter Mitty character, this whimsical fantasy brings together for the first time two of MTC’s favourites, performer extraordinaire Caroline O’Connor and playwright David Williamson.