The Welcoming

by  Mary Fournier Bill

Short Play, Comedy  /  10f

The specter of "open housing" dominates this satire about the neighborhood apprehension that arises when a house is put up for sale. The action moves quickly from house to house and finally to a welcoming tea for a most unwelcome new neighbor. The posturing, the rationalizing and the tortuous reason…

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The specter of "open housing" dominates this satire about the neighborhood apprehension that arises when a house is put up for sale. The action moves quickly from house to house and finally to a welcoming tea for a most unwelcome new neighbor. The posturing, the rationalizing and the tortuous reasoning that leads to the defeat of logic are soundly ridiculed.
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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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  • Setting: Azalea Oval, a short dead-end street. One fateful morning and the following Tuesday afternoon; the present.

Casting

10f

JUNE
LUCY
CATHY
DOROTHY
ETHEL
MISS EMILY REDMOND - a woman in her fifties and the oldest resident of the street.
PEGGY - who lives around the corner.
THE PRINCIPAL - of Calvin Coolidge Elementary School. Any age over 35.
TWO NEIGHBORS
LUCY WASHINGTON - an attractive woman in her late thirties or early forties.

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