Pink Lemonade for Tomorrow
Purkey, Ruth Angell,
“Pink Lemonade for Tomorrow,” a __-minute drama in English, set on a porch, ____,
© 19__ by Ruth Angell Purkey;
• in Ruth Angell Purkey’s Pink Lemonade for Tomorrow (Boston: Bakers Plays, Inc., ____);
• script/rights available from Baker’s Plays, 100 Chauncy Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02111-1783, U.S.A., telephone 617-482-1280, fax 617-482-7613; Western Representative, Samuel French, Inc., 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90046, U.S.A., telephone 213-876-0570, fax 213-876-6882; Canadian Representative, Samuel French, Ltd., 80 Richmond Street East, Toronto M5C 1P1, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416-363-1108.
• Cited by Baker’s Plays One Act Play Scripts, http://bakersplays.com/oneact.htm, accessed July 16, 2001.
Tod Allen (m), 17, neighbor boy; _____ (m), _____; Caroline Ramsey (f), 15, _____; _____ (f), _____.
“Caroline Ramsey, 15, has shut herself up in a dream world, refusing to believe that her adored father is dead. To her, he was the most wonderful man in the world. Each night, she waits for the 6:15 as though her father will arrive on it. Her little game of pretending makes a safe little world for her. A neighbor boy, Tod Allen, 17, is also trying to run away from the world because the people he loves, his mother and father, are seeking a divorce and he must choose between them. As Caroline and Tod share their troubles, he helps her grow up and she, using the marvelous philosophy her father taught her, helps him find happiness.
• “Chorus may be added, if desired. Porch setting.”
• Can pair with Ruth Angell Purkey’s “The Leprechaun,” a __-minute fantasy, 3m1f.
• Obituary: “Ruth Angell Purkey, a homemaker and playwright, died Tuesday at Woodland Village Health Care Center. She was 89. Mrs. Purkey was born in San Diego and lived there most of her life and in Algiers for the past eight years. She was active in the theater community in San Diego and was a member of the Scripteasers Club. Survivors include two sons, Leonard J. and Hugh G. Ross, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 9 a.m. at Woodland Villege Health Care Center, 5301 Tullis Drive, Algiers [Louisiana, U.S.A.]. 06-21-1997 Times Picayune.”—http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/orleans/obits/3/p-4.txt, accessed August 21, 2006.
death, dream world, daughter-father relationship, divorce, empathy, family, forced choice, game, happiness, philosophy, reclusion, security.