Full Length Play
Time Period - 1950s
Settings Of Play - Sparta, a small town in East Texas. 1956.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Play w/ Music
Interior Set, Exterior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
In 1956 in a small town in East Texas, the mother of an adolescent girl seeks to keep her dreams of a singing career alive. Her fantasies are disrupted by her cantankerous landlady and her tough talking, practical sister. The arrival of a pretty, young music teacher ignites the daughter's singing ambitions and brings mother and daughter into conflict. The child's only ally is her elderly neighbor, a whimsical spinster who fancies herself to be a painter. Forced to deal with one reality after another including a tornado the mother finally grow up and abandons her visions of a dream existence in favor of establishing a favorable future for her daughter.
"A fine slice of life about romance, dreams, illusions, facing reality and finding reality as good as daydream." - Associate Press
"Gilstrap has written such likable people ... that it's a pleasure to join them all in the final chorus of their triumphant song." - New York Post