Full Length Play
Time Period - 1920s
Settings Of Play - A small town in Wilson County, Texas. Spring 1928. The front porch of a frame house where DAISY WILSON is temporarily living with DORIS and JAMES PERDUE.
Scene One: About nine o’clock on a Friday morning.
Scene Two: About eleven o’clock the next evening.
Scene One: Two days later. After supper. Sunset.
Scene Two: The next morning.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Exterior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Mild Adult Themes
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups
Daisy Wilson lives in a small Texas town, a widow since her philandering husband was shot by his mistress—an action with which she has some sympathy. It’s 1928, and romance reenters Daisy’s life when she finds Garland Steinholden in the front yard awaiting permission to call on her, despite her older sister’s chagrin. What follows is the inquisition, the courtship, the pecan pie, and the big, loud rocks crashing down on a small wooden table. Daisy must balance her anger and fear with her need for intimacy and her determination to have a second chance. While Daisy decides if Garland is a worthy cause — and politely, but relentlessly pursues her, the food chain and the big wheel of life play a part.
“This comedy-drama may have its sweet side, but it’s also an unpredictable and pushy little play—and one of the best to be staged here in many a moon.” -- Diana Claitor, Austin American Statesman
Live Oak Theatre, Austin, Texas. 1991