PLAYS 36 pages
The COUNTRY COUSIN/THE BAR-DYKE AND THE FEMINIST/THE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER PLAY
All three plays in this book are two-handers, that is with two characters in each, but the second and third play could be performed either by two performers playing two characters each or by four performers taking on all four characters
THE COUNTRY COUSIN
Samantha is a city lesbian who isn’t looking forward to a visit from her country cousin Sally whom she suspects is conservative and easily shocked till the surprise ending shows they have more in common than they’d realised.
THE BAR-DYKE AND THE FEMINIST/THE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER PLAY
Teri is a 42 year old Bar-Dyke who is less than impressed that she has somehow been persuaded to do a performance with a radical lesbian feminist who is 24 and calls herself Wild. They manage, despite their diametrically opposed views and lifestyles, to eventually appreciate what the other has to offer during the process of reading a play that reminds them of their own roles as daughters.
The Daughter in the play is aged 17 and her Mother is a radical lesbian feminist who, according to her daughter, had too many far too radically weird ideas when she was growing up and for her part mother does not like the way her daughter is so understandably, in her opinion, critical of her. But its the mother-daughter familial affection, despite the bickering, that wins through in the end.