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This collection contains a variety of short plays for senior citizens. Funny and touching at the same time, these plays illustrate the drama that touches our everyday lives. A short synopsis of each play follows.
By Ludmilla Bollow

About the Plays:

FATLESS FUTURE - A Comedy in Five Minutes 
Hannah and Hank look back on the days before French fries were outlawed.
 
CHARACTERS:  
HANNAH (In her 70's, but doesn't look it.)
HANK (In his 70's, but doesn't look it.)
 
SETTING:  Two chairs, maybe a small table.
 
TIME: 2050
 
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CITY SIDEWALKS - A ten minute one woman monologue
 A homeless woman on Christmas Eve, when miracles can take place, even on the streets. Music can be added.

CHARACTERS 
Homeless woman, street clothes
 
SETTING:  Bare Stage
 
TIME: Christmas Eve
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MOUSSAKA MEETING - A ten minute play
Two sisters meet yearly at a Greek restaurant to celebrate their mother's birthday and remember the past. Today is different.
 
CHARACTERS
Two sisters - older
Waiter - Can be either sex
 
SETTING: Simple restaurant setting - table, two chairs
 
TIME: Today


 
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STANLEY & STELLA - A ten minute comedy
A fish fry at the corner tavern, plus memories of "Street Car" and fireworks help celebrate this couple's 25th wedding anniversary.  Polka music too 

CHARACTERS
STANLEY - Middle-aged, on heavy side.
STELLA - Middle-aged, on the flashy side.
WAITER - Male, officious
 
SETTING: Begins in hallway of home, then to table at tavern/restaurant
 
TIME: Today
 
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SUNSET ZOO -A Ten Minute Comedy/Drama
It's night time in the day room of an old folks home and the inmates meet, 
bringing their imaginary animals, and plan their escape.  Selected for production as winner in Brunbury Play contest, Louisville, KY.

CHARACTERS  (All over eighty)
CLETUS
ALPHONSUS
ISIDORE
WINIFRED (Still traces of glamour and show biz)
 
SETTING: Day room of an Old Age Home
 
TIME: Night Time.

About the Playwright:
Ludmilla Bollow is an award winning actress and prize winning playwright.  Hundreds of her plays have been produced in over 50 cities in the U.S., plus numerous foreign countries.  ONE ACTS & MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN (3rd edition) and THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY GHOST have been printed by Broadway Plays, the latter also optioned for a movie. Play scenes of hers are in 12 leading play anthologies. She has taught playwriting and other writing, and been commissioned to write plays.  Her first novel, "DR. ZASTRO'S SANITARIUM-- For The Ailments of Women", (Behler Pub.), originally a play, has received commendable reviews.  You can check out more at her website:  http://home.earthlink.net/~bollow.
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Short Shorts for Seniors: A Collection of 5 - 10 Minute Comedies for Senior Performers and Audience