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Approaching Zanzibar

Act Two, Scene Four


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Age Ranges
  • Child
  • Elderly
A bedroom, Taos, New Mexico, August, 1980s, 1990s,
Act Two, Scene Four

Scene Context

Olivia Childs, 81, a famous artist dying of cancer, and Pony Blossom, her 9-year-old

Scene Text

Start: Olivia: There, this is more like it. Sit down, sit down. Pony pulls up a chair next to her and sits.
Olivia (casually plucks an orchid out of her vase and starts eating it): Mmmmm… Would you like to try one?

End: Olivia: It was there that he taught me how to live on orchids and read the stars… Zanzibar, say it!
Pony: Zanzibar! Hey, let’s play Geography!

Howe, Tina. Approaching Zanzibar and other plays. Theatre Communications Group, New York, NY, 1995, pp. 70-75.