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
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior
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.