Approaching yet another birthday, Carol is determined to sleep through it, but is visited by unwanted guests. One act, approx. 55 minutes.
CHARACTERS MARK (late 40s – early 50s, flexible) – Carol’s longtime, long-suffering best friend. CAROL (50s) – Virulently against anything celebratory, due to her massively disappointing experiences. GIRL (teen) – Spirit guide. Upbeat often, sarcastic occasionally. She is a teenager with attitude. Aren’t they all? MOM’S VOICE (elderly, via audio only) – Has moderate dementia.
Bambi Everson is a playwright, actor, and teaching artist. Her full-length, THE THIN MAN IN THE CHERRY ORCHARD enjoyed a sold out run at the 2019 New York Fringe Festival, and is available in paperback from The Drama Book Shop and Amazon. Her plays have been produced at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Hudson Guild, Emerging Artists Theatre, and The Little Theatre of Alexandria, VA. Her work tends to incorporate oddball characters and situations, from from screwball comedy to dark melodrama.