Penman, Margaret (Canadian playwright, library historian, 19__-____), “Wheelchair,”
a __-minute fantasy-drama in English, set at the top of a hill in a park, 1976,
© by Margaret Penman;
• in Women Write for Theatre: A Living Thing / Maimie Hamer, Helen Lustig. Dinner Party / Via Sarossy. Wheelchair / Margaret Penman, Women Write for Theater series, vol. 1 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Co-op, 1976), ISBN 0887540546;
• script/rights available from source named in Women Write for Theatre.
• Cited in The Brock Bibliography of Published Canadian Plays in English 1766-1978, edited by Anton Wagner (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Press, 1980), ISBN 0-88754-157-7, ISBN 0-88754-155-0.
____ (m), __, angel of death; ____ (m), __, angel of death; ____ (f), aging invalid.
“An old woman sits at the top of a hill in a park in her wheelchair, mingling the past and present in her doddering mind. Two buoyant young men, angels of death, approach her and while they play roles in her remembrances, strip her of her accoutrements of old age.”—Brock, 249.
Research could include Edward Albee’s “The Sandbox” and “The American Dream,” both of which feature the concept of angel of death.
accoutrement, angel, death, divestiture, hill, insanity, old age, park, remembrance, role, time, wheelchair, youth.