A mother, Mrs. Yorke, and her daughter, Lily, are in disagreement about how Lily spends her time. Her mother tells her that she smokes and reads too much, while Lily believes her mother only wants her to get married and become a part of high society. Once her mother leaves we see it's more than smoking that Lily has a problem keeping control of.
Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Duration: 10 minutes
- Setting: A fashionable apartment in the west end of St. Louis.
- Additional Features: No intermission
LILY - Her daughter: a frustrated intellectual
- All Female
Why do you Smoke So Much, Lily? premiered in the production Five by Tenn in New York City in March 2007 under the direction of John Cooper.