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Candle On the Table, A - Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

Candle On the Table, A

Patricia Clapp

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Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

4f

ISBN: 9780874409840

Three elderly women meet at a lunch table on their first day in a home for senior citizens. A candle placed there by the matron awakens different memories in each. To the frivolous, friendly ex-actress Maribeth Garrity, candles belong with champagne and flowers. To Miss Tolliver, a children's nursem…

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Short Play

Dramatic Comedy

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Three elderly women meet at a lunch table on their first day in a home for senior citizens. A candle placed there by the matron awakens different memories in each. To the frivolous, friendly ex-actress Maribeth Garrity, candles belong with champagne and flowers. To Miss Tolliver, a children's nursemaid, they speak of childhood poverty when candles gave the only light. To the aristocratic Mrs. Bramson, they mean the formal meals which only emphasized the emptiness of her life. The lunchtime conversation reveals some surprising aspects of the lives and personalities of the three women and culminates in a friendship and an affirmative decision. Sensitively drawn characters, gentle humor and a generous dash of truth.
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Margo Campbell 7/25/2015 7:13 AM
This was a good little play for more mature actresses, which was what interested me initially.  A simple play with a reasonable story line but, for me, lacking the surprise element and entertainment value hoped for.
Daniel Barrett 9/25/2014 9:32 AM
It has three good parts for women.  Helps students to dig deep into a meaty character study. The fourth role is small but needed.  Class enjoyed reading it and it is high on our list for possible production.

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