Sunday Go To Meetin'

by  Shirley Lauro

Short Play, Drama  /  3f

A turn of the century ten-minute play about prejudice, immigration and survival in America.

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Sunday Go To Meetin'

by  Shirley Lauro

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  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Irene Ryan
    • Monologues
    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

A turn of the century ten-minute play about prejudice, immigration and survival in America. Set on a country road in Iowa on a Sunday morning, the play centers on three adolescent girls. Two are on their way to church when they come into conflict with a newly arrived Jewish girl, selling apples on Sunday by the roadside.
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Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


Sally Sue Jones-12 or 13. A country girl. Naïve but inquisitive. Blond hair, long, tied back at nape of neck with her Sunday bow. Wears Sunday clothes-white or pastel, white high top shoes. She is a good girl, an old-fashioned girl.

Hester Bloodworth-14 or 15. Also a country girl. Hester is the town dare-devil. Coquettish and mischievous and always getting into trouble. Also fair-haired. Dressed similarly to Sally Sue.

Sarah Warsavsky-16. Wears babushka on head and long dark skirt, black stockings. She looks very European, Semitic, dark. She has already been through a great deal in her young life and seems much older, much different and more worldly wise thanthe other girls.
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Features Teens

Casting Notes

Several Yiddish phrases are spoken by Sarah. English translations are included for reference. In production, the actress speaks only the Yiddish words.



Shirley Lauro

Shirley Lauro’s The Radiant enjoyed its World Premiere in March, 2011, at New Theatre, Miami, starring Angelica Torn as Marie Curie. The play will mark its New York off-Broadway premiere in winter, 2013. All Through the Night enjoyed its World Premiere in Chicago, receiving a Jeff Nomination, as “Best New Play of the Y ...

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