Crutcher, Julie Beckett (American playwright, 19__-____), “Approaching Lavendar,”
a __-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a vestibule, ____,
© 1984 by Julie Beckett Crutcher;
• in Julie Beckett Crutcher’s Approaching Lavendar, a play in one act (New York: Samuel French, 1984), ISBN 0573632049, LCCN 84211328, 31 pp.;
• script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., 25 West 45th Street, New York, New York 10010-2751, U.S.A., telephone 212-206-8990, fax 212-206-1429; or 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90046-2795, U.S.A., telephone 213-876-0570, fax 213-876-6822; or 80 Richmond Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1P1, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416-363-1108; or Samuel French, Ltd, 52 Fitzroy Street, London W1P 6JR, England, SF 3649.
• Cited in Play Index, 1983-1987: An Index to 3,964 Plays, edited by Juliette Yaakov (____-____) and John Greenfieldt (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1988), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, 522 pp.
Jennifer (f), emotionally-removed sister; Abigal (f), sister, often-hysterical housewife; Wren (f), spacey ingenue soon to be step-sister.
“While their father is marrying his fourth wife sardonic, controlled Jenny and her slightly neurotic housewife-sister Abigal wait in a vestibule. There they encounter Wren, the spacey ingenue who is to become their step-sister. Polite tolerance degenerates with comic results as inherent tensions mount and the women’s conflicted feelings about their parents’ remarriage surface. The contingent self-discovery results in new understanding and forgiveness, and ultimately reveals the significance of sisterhood.”—1997 Basic Catalogue of Plays and Musicals (New York; London; Hollywood, California, U.S.A.; Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Samuel French, Inc., 1996), p. 251.
“Tensions mount as two sisters and their soon to be step-sister allow feelings toward parents [sic] remarriage to surface.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 84.
“In its debut at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the local press praised it for its ‘precise and disquieting vision’ and its sharp humor, as it ‘held the audience rapt.’”—French, p. 251.
annulment, family, forgiveness, neurosis, paternal remarriage, sister-in-law-sister relationship, sister-sister relationship.