Lemonade and The Autograph Hound. James Prideaux

ISBN: 9780822200819

Published: October 28th 1969


50 pages


Lemonade and The Autograph Hound.  by  James Prideaux

Lemonade and The Autograph Hound. by James Prideaux
October 28th 1969 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 50 pages | ISBN: 9780822200819 | 8.66 Mb

LEMONADE. As outlined in Show Business: LEMONADE features Jan Miner and Nancy Coleman as a pair of Peoria matrons who seek respite from the doldrums of middle age by selling spiked lemonade to highway travelers. The dialogue is hilarious as the two trade drinks and the fantasies they have concocted to brighten their dull lives.

But the two strong performances really emerge when we find there is no sale. Miss Miners Mabel has not raised a crippled son- Miss Colemans Edith has not seen her children burn to death. Their lemonade grows tepid- their fantasies lose lustre. Prideauxs theme is the desperation with which we seek to evade the mundane, the illusions small people live by, and the emptiness which can exist beneath the veneer of supposed well-being.

(2 women.) THE AUTOGRAPHED HOUND. As the Associated Press describes: THE AUTOGRAPH HOUND is so funny and unphony that an old hand playwright could be proud of it. The play, at the Off-Broadway Jan Hus Theatre, is funny in a comfortable way. It bases its humor on human and domestic foibles. The playwrights views seem to be that some faults are completely ridiculous and in no way admitting of praise and yet, reassuringly, they spring from an unquenchable human spirit to be celebrated rather than censured.

The wife in the three-character play is a full-blown eccentric who stands for hours outside every possible celebrity gathering place to get autographs. One night when shes out, standing in the snow, her husband tears up the treasured collection housed in three living room filing cabinets, bests her in a strangling contest when she gets home, sends their daughter out to find her own apartment, and declares a turning point. But whatway will they turn? Shes the one, after all, with the thrill of the chase as she expresses it.

They find their togetherness he joins her hobby. (1 man, 2 women.)

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