Back to Belulah by W.O. Mitchell


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Dr. Anders has been over-seeing a new halfway house that the Beulah Mental Institute has allowed her to open on a trial basis. She is optimistic about what she calls her "parable of hope", so much so that she plans to leave her three mental patients on their own over the Christmas break. Her optimism is shattered when Harriet, Betty and Agnes rebel against being treated as "dolls", take her hostage, and force her to take their medications. Through a comic and tragic reversal of roles, Dr. Anders comes to a deeper understanding of what it is to be human and two of her patients do not have to go back to Beulah.

Year Printed: 1976
Acts: 3
Male Cast: 3
Female Cast: 4