A Little Something for the Ducks
by Jean Lenox Toddie
Short Play, Dramatic Comedy / 1m, 1f
Winner! John Gassner Playwriting Contest and the Princeton Players One Act Playwriting Contest
This is a story of a zestful, youthful courtship. She is sixty-eight and he is seventy-nine. They put their moves on each other in a minuet that is a joy to behold. Published with Scent of Honeysuckle.
- Winner! John Gassner Playwriting Contest and the Princeton Players One Act Playwriting Contest
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $55 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, 1980s
- Duration: 30 minutes
The grounds of a senior citizen's housing complex.
- Additional Features: Mime, No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Ensemble cast
- Parts for Senior Actors
Both SAMUEL and IRMA have the ageless quality of the very old, so the age of the actors is unimportant. If younger performers play the parts, it is suggested they avoid obvious makeup and suggest age by subtle whitening of eyebrows and hair and by moving with the caution of the elderly. The perfommers, whether youthful or mature, should avoid caricature, juxtaposing the characters' somewhat comic aspects with gentle inner dignity.