Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1980s
Settings Of Play - A nursing home near Armitage, a small town in the hilly, rural part
of east Ohio, in the autumn of 1980. The rest of the set is a fragmented collection
of pieces of farmhouse that form the geography of her mind.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
In the autumn of 1980, Aunt Liz is trapped in a nursing home in the hilly agricultural country of east Ohio while her niece Becky and Becky's revolting husband try to steal and destroy her farm. Her life is further complicated by a harried but sympathetic young nurse, her nomadic nephew, a bewildered friend, and her sisters, cranky Molly and Dorothy, a deaf mute piano player. Memories of her beautiful and long dead sister Jessie also intrude, as well as her outrageous fellow inmate, Mr. Kafka, who tries to teach her about muskrat traps and immortality. This funny and moving play was first produced with great success at Capital Rep in Albany; it has particularly rich roles for a mature cast. This play is part of the author's series Pendragon Plays.
November was first produced on March 15, 1986, by
Capital Repertory Company in Albany, New York. It was directed by Gloria Muzio.