by Carolyn Myers, Dori Appel
Full Length Play, Comedy / 2f
"Feminist, funny and powerful." - Southern Oregon State College
"For women a journey of recognition, for men a journey of discovery." - Daily Tiding , Ashland, Oregon
Reviews"For women a journey of recognition, for men a journey of discovery." - Daily Tidings , Ashland, Oregon
""Funny and powerful." - Southern Oregon University. Ashland, Oregon
"Women friends at differerent periods in their lives— from young adolescence to mid-adulthood to old age, with each step as hilarious, invigorating and touching as the last." — Mills College, Oakland, California
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, 1950s, 19th Century
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: Although each scene features a separate location, all may be performed on a simple unit set.
- Additional Features: Local Celebrity Cameo
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
GEORGIE - Jenny's best friend, also twelve. She appears younger than Jenny, and is somewhat tomboyish in manner. She is conspicuously less than delighted by Jenny's important news.
GRACE - a slightly disheveled, agitated, well-read feminist, around thrity years-old. She has a sense of humor.
MABEL REED - an unmarried Philadelphia lady, about twenty-four years-old. Mabel is sturdy, adventurous, and chaffing at the bond which she feels Philadelphia society places upon her.
MARY ENDICOTT ARNOLD - Mabel's best friend, also in her mid-twenties. Mary is a young society matron. She is a wife, a mother of young children, an artist, and an embracer of life, both past and present.
JUDY - a woman thirty-six years-old. She seems depressed and has a "space-y," distracted manner. She is given to self dramatizing and fanciful imagery.
LIZ - Judy's best friend, a little older. She is sensible and practical in manner, and obviously used to being Judy's helpful support, though we can imagine their roles being reversed on another day.
LEILA - A woman almost forty-seven years-old. She is graceful, intelligent, and humorous, and her present concerns should be presented as an unusual disruption to a generally confident and secure sense of self.
GERTRUDE STEIn - in her sixties. She is confident, expansive and optimistic, and clearly used to leaving all practical details to Alice, whom she clearly adores.
ALICE B. TOKLAS - also in her sixties. She is considerably smaller in stature than Gertrude, somewhat fussy, quietly vigilant, and has a slightly acerbic wit. She clearly adores Gertrude.
ROSA LOWENSTEIN - in her eighties, a widow, and determined to achieve peaceful senility, Rose has just this very day signed into the senior home. Rosa works hard to maintain her thin veneer of sweet-little-old-ladyhood, but right beneath the surface she is a feisty, sarcastic, and clever New Yorker with decades of radical political action behind her.
EMMA VANDEVERE - Rosa's comrade and sometimes leader, Emma, is at least eighty, blind, a longtime widow, and always a schemer. She has been in the senior home for some time, and is very discontented. Emma combined her political views with a love of risk-taking and a ribald sense of humor.
- All Female
- Non-Traditional casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Flexible casting
- Local Celebrity Cameo
2 or more actors play 12 characters