"Tomato" was a slang term for a woman or girl, and depending on the source, an attractive woman or girl, according to dictionary.com, and "The Drunkard" was a popular temperance play prior to the turn of the century. Both were references in this 1959 Abbie ‘n Slats comic.
And yes, I know, I’m posting a lot of these, but 1. I like them and 2. this one had cool old slang I hadn’t heard before.
If you really hate the comics, please tell me.
(Also, if a playwright wanted to put you into one of his plays, wouldn’t you look up his previous work before you agreed to it? I know there wasn’t an internet, but surely there were library systems in 1959… or didn’t they allow you to request books then?)