WINNER OF THE 1994 PULITZER PRIZE
WHEN: Monday, July 11, from 7:00 - 10:00 PM; Tuesday, July 12, from 7:00 - 10:00 PM
WHERE: Fells Point Corner Theatre 251 South Ann Street, Baltimore
Rehearsals start the first week of August
PERFORMANCE DATES: September 16 - October 16, 2011. Performances are Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 2:00 PM. There will be two Thursday shows at 8:00 PM the last two weeks of the run.
In Act 1, a young lawyer, “C”, has been sent to the home of a client, a ninety-two-year-old woman, “A”, to sort out her finances. “A”, frail, perhaps a bit senile, resists and is of no help to “C”. Along with “B”, the old woman’s matronly paid companion/caretaker, “C” tries to convince “A” that she must concentrate on the matters at hand. In “A’s” beautifully appointed bedroom, she prods, discusses and bickers with “B” and “C”, her captives. She cascades from regal and charming to vicious and wretched as she wonders about and remembers her life: her husband and their cold, passionless marriage; her son and their estrangement. Finally, when recounting her most painful memory, she suffers a stroke.
In Act 2, “A’s” comatose body lies in bed as “B” and “C” observe no changes in her condition. Suddenly, “A” enters, very much alive and quite lucid. The three women are now in the stages of “A’s” life: the imperious old woman, the regal matron and the young woman of 26.
Actors should prepare a 90-second monologue. If no monologue is prepared, the director will provide readings from the script.
All roles are open.
Cast of Characters
- A- A very old woman; thin, autocratic, proud, as together as the ravages of time will allow. Nails scarlet, hair nicely done, wears makeup. Lovely nightgown and dressing gown.
- B- Looks rather as A would have at 52; plainly dressed.
- C- Look rather as B would have at 26.
- The Boy- 23 or so; preppy dress (non-speaking role)
* For more information, please contact Richard Barbar at firstname.lastname@example.org.