Roy, S. (aka Suzanne R. Roy, American playwright, 1948-___), “Caretakers,”
a 40-minute drama in English, set in a nursing home, kitchen of New England home, one day,
© 1997 by S. Roy; • in S. Roy’s Caretakers (n.p.: The Author, 1997); • script/rights available from S. R. Roy, e-mail email@example.com • Cited by playwright via ftp, June 16, 1997; Roy says,
Jeanne (f), daughter; Simone (f), granddaughter; Grandma (f), mother of Jeanne, grandmother of Simone.
“Jeanne and Simone cope with Grandma’s reaction to the idea of living in a home for the aged.
“Requires minimal sets. This companion piece to ‘Tradition’ addresses issues related to middle-aged children’s concerns about their aging parents. It particularly emphasizes the aging parent’s point of view and dramatizes how the elderly need not be victims of their children’s fears.”
aging, generation gap, parenting.