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A Brief Excerpt
Katie. (Following Clyde in, Kate enters two or three steps.) Mother, yoo-hoo!
Rosie. (From bedroom) Who is it?
Clyde. It's Kate and I, mother.
Rosie. (Rosie enters living room from bedroom ) Where was (sic.) you? I called you. Where was (sic.} you?
Kate You probably called us as we were driving over.
Rosie. (To Kate) How are you coming with your piano lessons?
Kate. My what?
Rosie. Your piano lessons, dear.
Clyde. Mom, Kate doesn't take piano lessons.
Rosie. No wonder you play so badly.
Kate. (Kate crosses to Rosie, as Clyde counters.) Mother, I don't play the piano badly; I don't play at all!
Rosie. That's because you don't practice, dear. (To Clyde) You see! I told you to marry a girl who plays the piano.
Kate. Rosie, darling... You don't play the piano either. You don't even own a piano.
Rosie. (To Kate) But I'm going to start. (Crossing to Clyde, as Kate counters.) Sara's buying me a piano, and I'm going to take lessons.
Clyde. Mom, you're ninety-four. If you wanted to take piano lessons, why did you wait so long?
Rosie. (To audience) I been busy. (To Clyde) Furthermore, no one ever offered to buy me a piano!
Rosie, a spry 94-year-old woman, still lives alone in her own home, but her memory is not what it used to be. Rosie is fortunate to have a loving family who frequently looks in after her. Her granddaughter, Sara, is her main support. But with Rosie, even the smallest "molehill" can unexpectedly turn into a "mountain."
The play consists of three short mini-plays, in each of which
Rosie is Rosie.
By: John Donald O'Shea
Cast: 1 M, 3 F, 2 Either
Performance Time: Approximately 25 minutes.
The Location and Time: The action takes place in Rosie's living room. The time is the present.
Cast of Characters
Rosie. A 94 year old grandmother. She is spry. Her
long-term memory is in tact. But her short term
memory is not what it was.
Sara. Rosie's attractive grand daughter. She is a
widowed mother of a 12 year old girl. A
business woman. She is 35 to 40 years of age.
Clyde. Rosie's 70 year-old son.
Kate. Rosie's daughter-in-law. Slightly younger than
Clyde. Sara's mother.
Stanley (Samantha) Frank.
Vice President of the Sauk State Bank.
Sheriff [male or female].
The local sheriff
Voice on the roof..
A roofing contractor. (Can be same actor as