Monologues. By Cornelia Otis Skinner.
Cast: 1w. The collection, selected and introduced with suggestions for presentation by Miss Skinner, can become your one woman show. These monologues with which she made triumphant tours offer a wonderful variety. A frantic mother is trying to help her son with his complex math homework or explain to him about the facts of life. A cruel old woman is sitting in a rocking chair on a summer resort porch casually dominating other people's lives for her own convenience. A young woman is trying to deal with an idiot beauty salon, and we listen to the train of thought as another woman sits alone at a concert. There's a startling array of quick portraits of American women visiting Paris and many, many more. With just a few simple props and a bare stage, you can reveal bright insights into people both comic and tragic with this material from the greatest creator of this art form, Cornelia Otis Skinner.