Lavender and Old Lace

by  Rose Warner, Myrtle Reed

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 6f

Mary Ainslee, a charming and gracious little lady, is a tradition in her little New England village. She never leaves her house and every night a lamp burns in her attic window. As an accommodation to her neighbor, Miss Ainslee agrees to take in her neighbor's young niece, Ruth and they become warm friends.

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Lavender and Old Lace

by  Rose Warner Myrtle Reed

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 6f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Mary Ainslee, a charming and gracious little lady, is a tradition in her little New England village. She never leaves her house and every night a lamp burns in her attic window. As an accommodation to her neighbor, Miss Ainslee agrees to take in her neighbor's young niece, Ruth and they become warm friends. Carl Winsfield, young newspaper reporter with eye trouble, comes to the village. Carl falls a victim to Miss Ainslee's charm and falls in love with Ruth. They become engaged. Carl has an accident which causes him to lose his eyesight. It is then that Miss Ainslee steps forth and fights heroically to help Carl regain his lost vision. Why should Mary Ainslee lavish so much care on a strange boy? In the last act, in a scene of poignant beauty, Mary Ainslee reveals why she has lived such a strange life.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m, 6f
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Authors

Rose Warner

Rose Warner

Myrtle Reed

Myrtle Reed

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