The Theatre: Everybody Loves Eileen

Everybody Loves Opal (by John Patrick) is a try at sick comedy that merely manages to be unwell. A bizarre trio of crooks consisting of a satanic professor with one lung (Donald Harron), a roly-poly jester (Stubby Kaye), and a bunny (Brenda Vaccaro) who looks nude in clothes, decide to insure a zanily beatific spinster junk collector named Opal Kronkie (Eileen Heckart) for $30,000, and then murder her for the insurance. The would-be killers drop an entire ceiling on Opal's head, try to run her down in a car, and finally soak her junk-cluttered room in kerosene, but Opal is not...

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