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Bollow, Ludmilla (American playwright, writer, actress, 19__-____), “Four Widows from Wal-Mart,”

a 33-minute comedy in English, set on a bare stage with four chairs to indicate various locations, summer, the present, 4f (+ 1 male voice); • © 1998 by Ludmilla Bollow; • in Ludmilla Bollow’s Four Widows from Wal-Mart (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.: The Author, 1998); • script/rights from Ludmilla Bollow, 314 West Sugar Lane, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217, U.S.A., e-mail bollow@earthlink.net, telephone (home) 414-352-8370, http://home.earthlink.net/~bollow/. • Cited by Ludmilla Bollow, via ftp October 16, 1999; Bollow says,

§ Dramatis Personae Scharlet (f), 28, a widow; Trudy (f), 35, a widow, Wal-Mart employee; Pepper (f), 22, a widow, Wal-Mart employee, peppy African-American; Lydia (f), a widow, Wal-Mart employee, 60's, more sedate, forgetful; Voice (m).

§ Synopsis “Four wacky widows with distorted visions, who work at Wal-Mart, form a group that takes a bus trip each summer to various tourist spots. This year they go to Niagara Falls in Canada. Unexpected surprises change all their futures as they go out with a song.

§ Comment “A fun evening as break-room chairs change into bus seats, hotel beds, etc.—a trip in itself. Imaginative props and costumes fulfill each unique character, and you can always add your own. • One of ten finalists in Kernodle Playwriting Contest ” Produced in England, Philadelphia PA§ Themes bus, friendship, Niagara Falls, Wal-Mart, widowhood, travel.

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See also Ludmilla Bollow's

1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays

Vols. 1 and 2

(Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.; Folkestone, Kent, U.K.: Scarecrow Press, 1995, 1999)

vol. 1 [1995] ISBN 0810829851, vol. 2 [1999] ISBN 0810836009

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