Family

by  Gifford W. Wingate, Robert R. Smith Jr.

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  10f

The comic and tragic dimensions of five generations of women living in a cluttered old house are explored in this blend of music, poetry and drama. Helen and her retarded sister are reared by their preoccupied mother, emotionally crippled maiden aunt and senile grandmother. Helen marries and eventua…

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    10f

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The comic and tragic dimensions of five generations of women living in a cluttered old house are explored in this blend of music, poetry and drama. Helen and her retarded sister are reared by their preoccupied mother, emotionally crippled maiden aunt and senile grandmother. Helen marries and eventually her widowed daughter returns to the house because she cannot raise her daughter alone. When this child dies, another continues the cycle.

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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910
  • Setting: The latter half of the previous century. In and around an old house somewhere in the eastern United States.
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

10f

GRANDMA - 70-80. Strong, intelligent, sensitive woman.
MARTHA - 40-50. Helen's maiden aunt.
HESTER - mother of Helen and Millie, 30-40.
HELEN - 10-20.
MILLIE - does not age like the rest of the characters. Mentally challenged.
RACHEL - Helen's only daughter. Ages from 40-60.
EDITH - Rachel's eldest daughter. Ages from 15 to 25.
AMY - ages from 13 to her death at 20.
SYBIL - grows from 11 to 21.
LISA - grows from 9 to 30.

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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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Authors

Gifford W. Wingate

Gifford W. Wingate

Robert R. Smith Jr.

Robert R. Smith Jr.

University of Texas at El Paso, 1973.

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