Pink Lemonade for Tomorrow
Purkey, Ruth A.
a __-minute drama in English, set on a porch, U.S.A., ____,
(chorus may be added, if desired)
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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.
On the approved list of short plays for contest for school year 2006-2007, updated 08/02/06 to include revisions beginning school year 2006-07, for the [Austin, Texas, U.S.A.] University Interscholastic League’s One-Act Play Contest. Founded in 1927, it is the largest high school play production contest or play festival in the world. More than 14,000 Texas high school students in more than 1,000 plays participate in 300 plus contests, which take place from the beginning of March through the three-day, 40-production State Meet One-Act Play Contest. The One-Act Play Contest is supported by more than 200 college and university faculty members serving as critic judges. The League’s theatre program is considered by historians to be the foundation of educational and community theatre in Texas. It continues to be a major factor motivating increasing numbers of schools to offer theatre arts as an academic subject.—UIL: Academics - Theatre/One-Act Play: Plays, http://www.uil.utexas.edu/academics/drama/plays.html, accessed August 20, 2006.