AGATHA THE UGLY – A DRAMA ABOUT FRIENDSHIP
The year is 1944 and ‘Agatha the Ugly’ is a popular funny radio show in which Agatha, a 300 pound female does her best to eat anything in sight, much to the horror of her costar! The show provides much needed amusement to people who otherwise only hear about the horrors of the war. In fact, many of the young men who went to fight have not returned, and never will. Ruth used to be a lounge singer, but met her late husband, Henry in Sal’s, the local Deli. The beautiful Agatha, the secret star of the show, used to do the show with her fiance, Benji before he went to war.
Both women harbour guilt over the deaths of their loved ones and blame themselves, keeping themselves apart from society, almost in an effort to punish themselves. At a chance meeting in the Sal’s Deli, the two get talking and over time, find that the bond of friendship can help to overcome the loss of a loved one.
Author: C. Cannon Rosenau
Genre: Drama about friendship, period piece
Type: One act play
Cast: 11 actors. 6F (2 only small parts may be dispensed if necessary), one F is 12 years old), 5M (two only small parts, one M is 10 years old)
Length: 40 minutes
Ages of the actors: One elderly, two children, rest adult
Suitable for: All ages
Set: The Miller’s living room centered around the radio with a dinette off to the side, the small radio
studio and Sal’s – a local deli cafe.
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – period feel, quick costume changes
Cost is $5 for this new digital script
Copyright © June 2016 C. Cannon Rosenau and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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