The Private Prop. of Roscoe Pointer
Other Plays by Louis Damelio
Damelio, Louis (American playwright, 19__-____), “The Private Prop. of Roscoe Pointer,”
a __-minute drama in English, set in _____, 1980,
(+3 offstage voices)
© 1980 by Louis Damelio;
• in Louis Damelio’s The Private Prop. of Roscoe Pointer (New York: Samuel French, Inc. , 1980), ISBN 0573624291, SF 18671;
• script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., 45 West 25th Street, New York, New York 10010-2751, U.S.A., e-mail email@example.com, http://www.samuelfrench.com, telephone 212-206-8990, fax 212-206-1429.
• Cited in 1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays, vol 1, (Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.: The Scarecrow Press, 1995), ISBN 0810829851, 273 pp.
Roscoe (m), 55, retarded; George (m), __, banker brother of Roscoe; Mrs. Clooney (f), __, operator of rooming house; _____ (f), __, _____.
“Roscoe, retarded and in his fifties, has to move from the rooming house he’s lived in for years as Mrs. Clooney who runs it must retire due to illness. His banker brother George, remembering the pledge he made to their deceased mother, tries to get Roscoe to move in with his family. Roscoe refuses to give up his independence and tells George he can manage; he does odd jobs to pay his expenses and he has friends. George discovers this is true and reluctantly concedes he is indeed self sufficient, realizing that for the first time that some mentally retarded people can make their own way in life with the help of kind and understanding people.
• “Winner of the Gassner award.”
• Page mounted February 26, 2008, by the Webmaster.
brother-brother relationship, illness, independence, mental retardation, mother-son relationship, move, pledge, retirement, rooming house, self-sufficiency.