Ranscombe, Pauline (Australian playwright, free-lance writer, actor, 1943-____), “Just Rewards,”
a 20-minute comedy in English, set in Heaven’s waiting room, morning, modern time,
• © 1994 by Pauline Ranscombe; • script/rights available from Pauline Ranscombe, “Combaren,” 49, Brooklet Road, Newrybar, NSW 2479, Australia, e-mail email@example.com, telephone (home) (02) 66871998. • Cited by Pauline Ranscombe, via ftp June 30, 2000; Ranscombe says,
§ Dramatis Personae St. Peter (m), elderly, male on stage but a female voice offstage; Ethel (f), 75, prim and proper; Mrs. Fipps (f), 50, homely; Michael (m), 20, leather-clad bikie.
§ Synopsis “Ethel, Mrs. Fipps, and Michael find themselves dead and in Heaven’s waiting room. St. Peter blithely clears away their preconceived ideas about life in the hereafter, particularly for a prim and judgmental Ethel who finds herself being escorted through the door leading to Hell.
§ Comment “There are no scene changes. All the action occurs in the waiting room. • Produced in 1993 for one performance for a theme night by the Old Drill Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby, NSW Australia. Directed by Shirley Gay. Produced in 1996 for a seven-night season by Baywrite Theatre Company, Byron Bay, NSW Australia. Director: Peg Gloor. Produced in 1999 for two-night season by Newman Senior High School, Western Australia. Selected from Salamanca Script Banks library as first choice for Grade 8 production by teachers and students of Lambert Cottage School, Australia.”
§ Themes black, Friday, heaven, hell.
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