Smith, Kathryn (American playwright and theater manager, 1956- ), "Gertrude at the Wax Museum,"
a 35-minute comedy in English set in New York, 1967,
© 1996 by playwright, script/rights available from Kathryn Smith, 400 Heyward Road, Anderson, SC 29621, U.S.A., telephone (work) 864-224-4248, (home) 864-224-0290, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cited to this Website January 13, 1996; Smith says,
Dramatis Personae "Tourguide (m), Gertrude Stein (f), Alice B. Toklas (f)
Synopsis "A young male tourguide enters
a wax museum in New York and describes the exhibit of Gertrude
Stein and Alice B. Toklas. He speaks positively about Stein's
role in promoting modern art and writing, then he leaves, promising
to return later. Stein and Toklas, actually the ghosts of the
two, come to life and reminisce about their life in Paris, the
famous people they knew, etc. Stein, whose ego continues to grow
even in death, is eager to hear more accolades. But when the tourguide
returns, he quotes the most negative comments he can. Stein reacts
violently-and hilariously-without the guide being aware of her
antics. Alice tries to calm her, then joins in. Tourguide exits,
still unaware of what went on behind his back. Gertrude and Alice
agree that what matters most is that they are together for eternity."
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