by Isabel Duarte
Full Length Play, Comedy / 2m, 3f
Bingo buddies Mary and Peggy face challenges to "improve" from different quarters. Mary has a daughter who longs for middle class respectability while Peggy must deal with Mary's grudge against her no good, charismatic boyfriend.
In this sensitive comedy, Bingo buddies Mary and Peggy face challenges to "improve" from different quarters. Mary's daughters yearn for middle-class respectability, while Peggy must deal with Mary's grudge against her "no-good," charismatic boyfriend.
Both women must confront the upheavals that throw them for a loop, brought on by the riotous push and pull between what is familiar and comfortable for them to do, which is to hang out and play bingo, versus what others want them to do. The last thing these two old friends want to do do is face change. Their lives are hard enough already.
- Winner! 2001 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest
KeywordsAdolescence, Betrayal, Friendship, Love, Marriage, Women's Issues, Economic/Financial Issues
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
This play premiered as a One Act Play at the Toronto Fringe Festival, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in July, 2000.