Elder's Statements

by  Grace Rudolph

Collection / Anthology, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 7f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s), 2m or f

A serio-comic collection of one-acts and monologues filled with wit, wisdom and insight into the daily frustrations and triumphs of the elderly. The emphasis is on entertainment, but each selection is ideal as the starting point for discussion groups, and for fundraisers.

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Elder's Statements

by  Grace Rudolph

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 7f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s), 2m or f
  • Duration


    105 Minutes
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

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

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

ELDER'S STATEMENTS - Harold Beebe hot wired the nurse's car. Amanda Murphy Stole her daughter-in-law's credit cards. Together they hit the road and escaped from a nursing home. Those are only two of the characters you'll meet in this collection of three monologues and four one-act plays. There's the Bag Lady choosing clothes from a trash bag for her daughter who's going to trial. Is she bitter? You bet. But, she looks on the bright side. "Well," she sighs, "Life IS getting better. At least they have Baby Obnoxious dolls so little girls get a clue of what's lurking down the road." Of course there's a love story - Irma's love story as she recalls her husband finding her in a displaced person's camp after WWII, and a one-act play about two tough old birds, Rosie and Katherine, who refuse to let their children become their mothers. Meet all of these characters and more as they tackle problems with humor and gusto. Old age? Bring it on.



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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Church / Religious Groups


  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 / performance
    $75 / performance of 3 plays
    $100 / performance of 4 or more plays

    License Requests for single titles should be submitted on individual title pages.



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, 1960s
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


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


3m, 7f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s), 2m or f
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Features Teens
  • Parts for Senior Actors



Grace Rudolph

Grace Gannon Rudolph studied theatre and worked in summer stock. She has directed community theatre and cable network productions, founded a radio theatre, and taught courses in playwriting for adults and children. After raising six rowdy, wonderful children she returned to college and received her bac ...

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