The Eden Echo
by Ruth Angell Purkey
Short Play, Comedy / 1m, 4f
An avenging creator has stricken the male sex from the face of the earth. In this world without men, two whimsical old ladies bemoan their boring, unromantic universe. But the lovely granddaughter of one domineering matriarch, in her search through the forest for a ground-hog, has unearthed the last surviving man.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: The Future
- Setting: A garden terrace. The only pieces of furniture are a small white tea table and four black chairs down right of center. At the extreme down left is the stump of a tree, also black. All of the props used are imaginary.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
THEDOSIA - A very eccentric old lady, dressed in rather peculiar clothes. She mimes flourishing a lorgnette whth exaggerated drama.
LAVINIA - Also old and odd. She too wears slightly zany apparel. She is tall and thin and somewhat fluttery.
GWENDOLYN - Older than the other two and distinctly masculine in bearing. Her clothing's lunatic quality possesses a certain harsh primness, contrasing with the femine giddines of Theodosia's and Lavinia's garments.
ARABELLA - Young, beautiful and refreshingly innocent, with a rather hauntingly poignant approach to life.
THE GROUND HOG - A male animal.