A Hard Place (Female Lead Version) by Don Macrae


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A Hard Place (Female Lead Version) by Don Macrae

Marg and her daughter, Leah, and Leah's husband, Michael, have shared the same house for many years. Marg, a once successful university professor and published poet, is recovering, albeit reluctantly, from a stroke she suffered five years ago. She and Leah have never had any kind of meaningful relationship. Today would be a good day for them to connect. Today, Marg is being moved into a retirement residence. Leah and Michael are separating, and there is no way either will be able to take care of Marg. Marg can only utter a word or two now and then, making it almost impossible for her to communicate with the others. We, the audience, hear her every thought, however. We also see and hear her deceased husband, Bill, whom Marg talks with quite regularly. This part of her unconscious finally convinces her to try to write again, which opens the door to a new and more meaningful dialogue between Marg and Leah.

Keywords: drama, mother, daughter, stroke, nursing-home, writer, poem, relationships

Genre: Drama
Acts: 2
Run time: 110 minutes

Cast size: 4 actors
Male roles: 2
Female roles: 2