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Ferris Wheel
Ferris Wheel
By Janyce Lapore.

Cast: 4w. One evening, in a quiet nursery, a young mother, Lisa Marie, attempts a sudden act of violence. Several months later, upon her release from a mental hospital, her three cousins, the Scarletta girls, gather at the Cherrywood amusement park, just below the Ferris wheel, to celebrate her homecoming. Toni, a flamboyant hairdresser, and her sister, Celia, a conservative mother of two, hang balloons, banners and a small transistor radio from a tree. Babs, the glamorous cousin, arrives in high heels and carrying a six-pack. As the girls listen to Motown, and prepare for Lisa's arrival, they discuss the proper behavior for spending time with one who is "recovering." When Lisa finally arrives, the girls share a wild and heartbreaking afternoon in the park. These are four very passionate women, whose lives unfold to create a moving, hilarious look at the male-dominated society of the Italian family in the early 1970s. One ext. set. Approximate Running Time: 95 minutes.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  F70
Cast Size:  4
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  63
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  95 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 0871299739
Publication Date: 03/28/2000
Janyce Lapore was born into a large Italian family in a steel mill town in Western Pennsylvania. Ferris Wheel is a tribute to all the women of these small towns who quietly raise their families and are unable to voice the secret rages of their hearts. The play won Chicago's Center Theatre International Play Award, was a New Century Writers ...More
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