Basics

Show Type
Genders
  • : 2
  • : 0
Age Ranges
  • Adult
  • Mature Adult
  • Late Teen
Style
Period
Time/Place
The common area of Beatrice’s ramshackle home, rural America, 1960s.
Act/Scene
1

Scene Context

Beatrice and her two daughters, Ruth and Tillie, live in a dilapidated old home in rural America

Scene Text

Start: Beatrice: There, now, nobody’s after you. Nice and easy. Breathe deeply… Did the big bad man come after my little girl? That big bad bogey man? Now that wasn’t so bad, was it?

End: Beatrice: What’s left for me, Ruth?

Ruth: What, Mama?

Beatrice: What’s left for me?

For full extended scene, please refer to the script edition cited here: Zindel, Paul, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Harper Trophy, 2005, pp 42-53.