Roy, S. (aka Suzanne R. Roy, American playwright, 1948-___), “Tradition,”
a 35-minute drama in English, set in the kitchen of old New England home, one week in June,
© 1996; • in S. Roy’s Tradition (n.p.: The Author, 1997); • script/rights available from S. R. Roy, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. • Cited by playwright via ftp, June 16, 1997; Roy says,
Jeanne (f), daughter; Simone (f), granddaughter; Grandma (f), mother of Jeanne, grandmother of Simone.
"In a moment of personal crisis, Jeanne confronts her mother (Grandma) about the effects that ethnic (in this case, Franco-American, but recognizably universal) tradition has had on their lives as women, as both of them try to influence Simone’s decision regarding her own future."
Love Creek Productions showcased this play at the Harold Clurman Theatre, August, 1996.
ethnic tradition, generation gap, mother-daughter relationship.