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Roy, S. (American playwright, 1948-____), "Caretakers,"

a 40-minute drama in English set in a nursing home, kitchen of New England home, one day,

3f,

© 1997 by S. Roy; script/rights available from S. Roy. Cited to Webmaster by playwright via ftp, June 16, 1997; Roy says,

Dramatis Personae Jeanne (f), daughter; Simone (f), granddaughter; Grandma (f), mother of Jeanne, grandmother of Simone.

Synopsis "Jeanne and Simone cope with Grandma's reaction to the idea of living in a home for the aged.

Comment "Requires minimal sets. This companion piece to 'Tradition' addresses issues related to middle-aged children's concerns about their aging parents. It particularly emphasizes the aging parent's point of view and dramatizes how the elderly need not be victims of their children's fears."

Themes aging, generation gap, parenting.



See also S. Roy's

  • "The Magic Key," a 55-minute drama in English set in apart of an efficiency apartment, 1997, 3f
  • "Tradition," a 35-minute drama in English set in the kitchen of old New England home, one week in June, 1996, 3f

Page mounted June 16, 1997, and updated July 15, 1997, November 1, 2003, May 1, 2005, by the Webmaster.

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