Drama. By Ford Ainsworth.
Cast: 4m., 5w. The theme of this play is the struggle of youth to surmount the established conventions of a society which divides all cats into three rigidly maintained categories. At the outset, the idealistic young cat feels that he is a misfit since he does not possess the characteristics of his respectable middle-class "lion" parents. As he struggles to establish his true identity, however, he discovers that these characteristics are only masquerade costume pieces which obscure the fact that all lions, his parents included, are really only plain cats like himself. At the core is the desperate struggle of the individual to maintain his integrity under the pressures of social conformity. Area staging. Approximate running time: 35 minutes.