Becky Reedy sits on the porch step of the Palestrina house in Armitage, Ohio, in the autumn of 1946, having just been sick from too much wine and lasagna. She is not making a very good first impression on her boyfriend's Italian mother, a tough woman who supported her family through the Depression by making bathtub gin. Two very different women, one who has devoted her life to her children and one who is lonely, defiant and doesn't like her children much especially after her first husband hung himself in the barn, struggle to communicate in this powerful episode in Nigro's Pendragon plays.
Published in Palestrina & Other Plays.
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: 1940s / WWII
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- All Female