By P. Paullette MacDougal.
Cast: 4m., 4w. Because of a sixty-year-old secret, Gus and Nellie, two widowed elders, cannot admit they love each other. This lively intergenerational story celebrates love at any age and suggests that being honest with oneself and others leads to a happy ending. The play "brims with charming characters and clever language." (The Wisconsin State Journal) Among the characters are: Aurelia, a seductress who speaks only in Biblical double-entendres; Bjorn, who doesn't talk at all; Joanie, a tough motorcycle-riding teenage runaway who acts as matchmaker; and Melvin, Gus's self-appointed mentor, a spirited vacuum cleaner salesman with a ten-point sales plan to help Gus win Nellie's heart. Winner of the National Senior Adult Theatre play writing contest. One unit set.