Win/Lose/Draw - Three Short Plays

Chocolate Cake, Final Placement and Little Miss Fresno

ISBN13/Barcode: 9780822212621

A collection of three short plays by Ara Watson and Mary Gallagher.

Chocolate Cake

Two secret gorgers meet in a hotel room while attending a women’s conference (entitled Your New Life Starts Here!) AnnMarie is a simple country girl married to a mechanic, in direct contrast to Delia, a brassy city-dweller whose husband is a wealthy businessman. Inevitably their conversation gets round to their favourite topic - food. However, the funnier their exchanges become, the more we are made poignantly aware of the deprivation and disappointments which have led them to compensate with compulsive over-eating.

Cast 2 female

Length Short

Set Interior

Final Placement 

This both taut and moving play is set in the office of a Child Welfare Officer and deals with the confrontation of a social worker with a mother whose child has been placed in care. Tension is heightened as the action is interspersed with tapes of the social worker’s notes and the result is a highly convincing and dramatic play. A topical and relevant choice for today with excellent acting roles for two women.

Cast 2 female

Length Short

Set Interior

Little Miss Fresno

A light and hilarious piece about two very different mothers whose daughters are competing in a beauty contest. As they sit in anxious anticipation of the judges’ verdict, they discuss their children’s attributes and talents. An atmosphere of muted rivalry prevails. “A marvellous piece of contrast ... handling one-up-womanship beautifully. A very enjoyable evening.” [Irish Times]

Cast 2 female

Length Short

Set Interior


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ISBN13/Barcode 9780822212621
ISBN10 0822212625
Binding Paperback
Date Published 22 Mar 2002
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 0
Publisher Dramatists Play Service

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