The Last Smoker in America is a raucous and irreverent four-character musical comedy about a dysfunctional family struggling to survive in a world where smoking has recently been outlawed.
Pam is having an impossible time trying to quit. Her husband Ernie dreams of being a rock star and relentlessly practices his electric guitar in the basement. Their teenage son Jimmy listens to so much rap music he’s convinced he’s black. Their nosy, anti-smoking zealot neighbor Phyllis lurks around trying to catch transgressors mid-puff. Will Pam kick the habit or fight for the right to light up as The Last Smoker in America?
The musical received a developmental workshop production at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in the fall of 2009.