Pride and Joy
Other Plays by Paul Rudnick
Rudnick, Paul (American playwright, novelist, screenwriter, 19__-____), “Pride and Joy,”
a __-minute _____ in English, set in an auditorium, Long Island, New York, U.S.A., 2008,
© 2008 by Paul Rudnick;
• in Paul Rudnick’s The New Century (New York: The Author, 2008);
• script/rights available from Paul Rudnick, through the Drama Department, Inc., 630 9th Avenue, Suite 214, New York City, New York, 10036, U.S.A., telephone 212-541-8299.
Helene Nadler (f), imperturbable matron.
“Helene has three kids, each one gayer than the next, and she has decided to share with a support group how this has made her the most tolerant mother of all time. [She clarifies] . . . just how much energy she has devoted to converting her mortification into a sort of defiant pride.”—Paul Rudnick’s ‘The New Century’ | The New York Sun, http://nysun.com/arts, accessed April 21, 2008.
“. . . Helene Nadler . . . , a smartly turned-out matron [details] to a Long Island support group how she has become ‘the most accepting, the most tolerant and the most loving mother of all time.’ She calmly accepted one daughter who came out as a lesbian. Helene then admits to being doubtful when her son declared he was ‘meant’ to be a woman and wanted a sex change–‘Ronnie is six three with a beer gut and hairline problems, and all I’m thinking is, Ronnie, which woman? Ed Asner?”–but she funded the operation. Her third child's sexual predilections are harder for Helene to stomach, but she successfully deals with his kinks to make him a ‘perfect son.’ Rampant with one-liners–’For what we spent on hormones, I could've had a new kitchen.’”–Rudnick's 'New Century' enters lightly - Arts - NJ.com, http://www.nj.com/entertainment/arts/index.ssf/2008/04/rudnicks_new_century_enters_li.html, accessed April 24, 2008.
• The bill of four one-acts The New Century is a 90-minute production.
• Research could include Playbill News: Rudnick's The New Century Arrives at Lincoln Center Theater March 20, http://www.playbill.com/news/article/116066.html, accessed April 21, 2008.
epigram, homosexuality, lesbianism, mother-child relationship, pride.