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Montley, Patricia (American playwright, writer, professor, administrator, 1942-____), “Juice,”

a 15-minute bare-stage interweaving of monologs in English, 1995,


© 1990, script/rights available from Patricia Montley, telephone (home) (410) 252-6074, (work) 412-365-1169. Cited by Patricia Montley via ftp, November 7, 1997; Montley says,

Dramatis Personae Pubescent Girl (f), Menopausal Woman (f).

Synopsis “An alarmed teenage girl describes her ‘out-of-control’ feelings at the onset of puberty, as a surprised woman in her 50s revels in the exciting effects of menopause.”

Comment Requires only two stools as setting. For Older Woman’s monologue, see More Monologues for Women by Women (Heinemann, 1996).  •  Can pair with Montley’s “The Competent Heart,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in an intimate bookstore, day, October, 1995, 2m or 2f or 1m1f; “Finding the Flame,” a 15-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a boarding school dormitory room, day and night, 1990, 2f; “Rachel Carson Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” a 15-minute bare-stage drama in English, set on a rocky coast at low tide, day, summer, 1958, 2m2f (1m is child).

Themes control, menopause, middle age, puberty, teenage.


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