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Steelsmith, Mary J. (American playwright, actor, 19__-____), “They’s Weywulves,”

a 15-minute comedy in English set at a family picnic, May, 1996,

3f,

© 1996 by Mary Steelsmith;  •  script/rights available from Players Press, P. O. Box 1132, Studio City, California 91614-0132, telephone 818-789-4980, e-mail playerspress@att.net;  •  contact Mary Steelsmith, sofiekatz@aol.com, telephone (home) 213-934-5652, fax 213-969-1950. Cited to present author by playwright via ftp, May 22, 1997; Steelsmith says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Rhonda (f), family matriarch; LaWanda (f), family member; Courtney (f), citified outsider, new family member.

  §  Synopsis “Wedding bells chime sour notes for Rhonda as family matriarch. LaWanda welcomes outsider Courtney into their special clan. Rhonda is unamused that her cousin Lonnie up and married that citified Courtney when he should have been hers by right. LaWanda reminds Rhonda she lost her right to Lonnie when she chose to run with the boys, something a female clan member simply does not do. To LaWanda's surprise, Courtney convinces Rhonda to teach her how to run and hunt, insuring the survival of the clan and bringing new meaning to the term family values.”

  §  Comment Family politics at a family picnic.

  §  Themes clan, culture clash, female bonding, hunting, mores,  picnic, survival.

See also Mary Steelsmith’s
 
  • "Bedside Companion,” a 36-minute drama in English set in a hospital room, May, 1996, 1m3f
  • "Behold a Pale Bronco,” a 30-minute comedy in English set in a living room, June 17, 1994, 2m1f
  • "Women with Casseroles,” a 30-minute comedy in English set in a church basement, 1996, 3f
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