Shipley, Sharyn (American playwright, writer, 19__-____), “Mother’s Day in the Holding Tank,” a 45-minute drama in English, set in a jail holding tank prior to admission to the jail, daytime, September, 1999,
• © 1999 by Sharyn Shipley; • script/rights available from Sharyn Shipley, 3911 222nd Avenue, SeIssaquah, Washington 98029, U.S.A., e-mail OKFelicity@aol.com, telephone (home) 425-391-1189. • Cited by Sharyn Shipley, via ftp August 31, 1999; Shipley says,
§ Dramatis Personae Miss Meth (f), 29, a drug addict; Allison (f), 32, a scofflaw; Bonnie (f), 15, a runaway; Elizabeth (f), 63, an alcoholic.
§ Synopsis “Elizabeth is arrested for public drunkeness, Ms. Meth for drugs, Allison for parking tickets, and Bonnie, a runaway, for theft. Ms. Meth strikes out blindly. Elizabeth saves her.
“One set and a pay phone. • Premiered in 1999 by the Iowa
Correctional Institute for Women,
300 Elm Street SW, P. O. Box 700, Mitchellville, Iowa 50169, U.S.A., telephone 515-967-4236, fax 515-967-5347. Chosen by the prisoners.”
“Amazing Grace” (words
by John Newton, 1779), drugs, jail, prison, salvation.
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