Angel's Trumpet by Sharon Pollock
The turbulent relationship between Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald is encapsulated in a meeting with Zelda's psychiatrist. Scott, suspicious of the doctor's relationship with his wife, and on the verge of breakdown himself, demands that Zelda assume her role of wife and mother and that her literary ambitions be diagnosed as evidence of her escalating mental deterioration. While the psychiatrist attempts to mediate, the couple square off against each other using as their weapons the events of their past, present, and eventually their projected future. The struggle between these two passionate and talented individuals is underscored by the tapping of a typewriter's keys as a stenographer documents the meeting.
Premiered at Theatre Junction, Calgary, AB, February 2001
Run time: 85 minutes
Cast size: 4 actors
Male roles: 2
Female roles: 2