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

a 35-minute drama in English set in the kitchen of old New England home, one week in June,


© 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), granddaugher; Grandma (f), mother of Jeanne, grandmother of Simone.

Synopsis In a moment of personal crisis, Jeanne confronts her mother (Grandma) about the effects that ethnic (in this case, Franco-American, but recognizably universal) tradition has had on their lives as women, as both of them try to influence Simone's decision regarding her own future.

Comment Love Creek Productions showcased this play at the Harold Clurman Theatre, August, 1996.

Themes ethnic tradition, generation gap, mother-daughter relationship.

See also S. Roy's

  • "Caretakers," a 40-minute drama in English set in a nursing home, kitchen of New England home, one day, 3f
  • "The Magic Key," a 55-minute drama in English set in apart of an efficiency apartment, 1997, 3f

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

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