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The Welfare Lady
The Welfare Lady
By Louis Lippa.

Cast: 3w. Francesca Bianchi applies for welfare subsistence to help support her children. She is visited by a young social worker, Miss Drinkwater, the "welfare lady," who interviews Francesca to determine if she is eligible. Miss Drinkwater is new on the job and very nervous, doing her best to cope with the difference between her idealistic notions of social work and the harsh reality of life in an Italian-American ghetto. A comic/tragic scene ensues between Francesca and Miss Drinkwater. What results is a moment of love and compassionate understanding of each other's helplessness. One int. set. Approximate Running Time: 25 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  W31
Cast Size:  3
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  16
Royalty:  $35.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $7.95
Approx. Running Time:  25 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 0871297868
Louis Lippa is a Playwright-in-Residence with the People's Light and Theatre Company. His plays have been produced off-Broadway and at community and regional theatres throughout the country. Playwriting awards include an off-Broadway OBIE, fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, Dramatic Publishing Company's Charles Sergel National Drama Award, Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays and the Roger L. ...More
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