Displays a play!
1988, (One act)
is a famous dress designer. Her lover is a married man. She
is constantly at the mercy of his family demands. Being famous
she receives endless appeals for money to worthy causes. These
she pushes aside until there are so many she has to make a
decision where to donate her money.
On this evening, in her workshop, she is pretending
she is there to work when in truth she's waiting for 'that
phone call'. Between waiting for the call and deciding on
her charities she slowly becomes drunk.
A comically fierce play about private and
Jessica? Let me tell you about virtue and the ease with which one
lies feeling no guilt whatsoever. Let me tell you about virtue and
the ease with which one is devious and expects virtue from others.
Let me tell you about the virtuous heart that can harden while the
rest remains soft, sweet and tender - because let there be no misunderstanding,
Babushka is all these things - a fine and lovely and virtuous person,
except in this one respect: she lies to her good friend with the talent
of a sublime actress. Her good friend whom she loves - and let there
be no misunderstanding about that either, her good friend can ask
her life of her but - when she has her good friend's husband in her
arms, on her lips and between those ample, fleshy thighs her good
friend is banished from her thoughts. They no longer exist for each
other. Now, ask her how. How, Sam, how can this be?"
Fifth in a cycle of six One Woman Plays.