Dinner with Nigel by David Simmonds
Arthur and Martha were known as a bon-vivant couple in their heyday. Now in their mid term years the good times are memories and they argue the details of what they recall. Arthur has recently been laid off work. Martha cajoles and persuades him to get off his butt and working. Stranded in this dreary relationship while trying to negotiate a moment of happiness, something has to be done to save their marriage. Hello to Nigel. The answer to their prayers ?. A robot servant (homebot) designed by The Hakiki Corp (Japan) to make life so much easier that one could ever imagine – at a price.
Keywords: Robots, Humans, relationship with technology
Suitable for School Performances: Students age 14+
Year Printed: 2016
Running Time: 75 minutes
Male Cast: 1
Female Cast: 1
Other Cast: 1
CASTING NOTE: The title character (the home robot) could be either male or female, tall or short. The playwright suggests a fat little person with a distinctive voice but it is entirely the Directors's choice.