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Enid Murphy's Eyes and Ears on the World - Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

Enid Murphy's Eyes and Ears on the World

Grace Rudolph

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

2f

ISBN: 9780874400052

Published in Elder's Statements: One-Act Plays and Monologues.

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$8.95
: Elder's Statements
Description

Short Play

Dramatic Comedy

30 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - Enid Murphy's livingroom a week before Christmas. Two chairs - one is a rocker, a table, a decanter of wine and two glasses, a phone, and a few framed pictures. Enid has a shawl over her shoulders. Hilda Mooney is dressed in nurses scrubs and carries a purse and a tote bag that may have a few Christmas decorations in it.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget

Hilda Mooney, a caregiver from the Homemaker’s Association arrives at Enid Murphy’s home. Enid is in her usual chair, silent, depressed. Hilda tries to needle her to life with gossip. When that doesn’t work she pours herself a drink. Enid finally speaks, “It’s not even noon yet.” Hilda puts down the drink. “Thank God. I thought you were dead.” The gossip continues and becomes so wild Enid accuses Hilda of making it up. Curious, engaged in the gossip she remains in her chair until Hilda tells her the Friendly Circle is meeting at Hilda’s house Thursday night. Hilda leaves and Enid has no choice but to get up, go to the phone and call a friend. “Inez. It’s Enid. Is there a meeting of the Friendly Circle here Thursday night?” What can she do? Start planning, proving Hilda Mooney is the Mother of all creative caregivers.
Characters

CASTING

2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Non-Traditional casting, Parts for Senior Actors

ENID MURPHY  - 80s; a depressed woman. She prefers to sit in her chair all day.
HILDA MOONEY - 60s; a cargiver from the Homemaker's Association; full of energy. When necessary she skews information and gossip to get Enid up and moving. 

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Grace Rudolph

Grace Gannon Rudolph studied theatre and worked in summer stock. She has directed community theatre and cable network productions, founded a radio theatre, and taught courses in playwriting for adults and children. After raising six rowdy, wonderful children she returned to college and received her bachelor's degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University. She has lectured and written ... view full profile

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