Gaslight Baker Theatre presents Cheaper By the Dozen
Suppose you are an attractive high school girl who is not only a member of a large and unique family but whose father is one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency, a man who decides to apply his unorthodox methods to running the household. The results are terribly embarrassing, funny and – it must be admitted – extremely effective.
To Anne, however, the chief effect seems to be making her family seem ridiculous to everyone else at school - especially the boys. Dad pushes ahead with better organization, and while the situations are often uproarious, there’s a serious reason. Dad has a heart condition, which he’s keeping secret. Anne, the oldest, rebels. Both are miserable at the lack of understanding between them. Then in a deft and moving scene, Dad becomes aware of how much Anne has grown up.