Life Line - Radio Drama by J.S. Jacklin
It’s March 2021 and 88 year old Priscilla Whetherly is enraged with all the government mandates, social distancing and overall disruption to her privileged residency at the exclusive Golden Sunset Retirement Home.After being isolated in her suite for almost a year and with media reports warning of the impending arrival of a third wave of the virus, Priscilla sees no end to her suffering. That is, until she is thrown a life line of hope with the visit of a special past resident.
Keywords: Aging, mental health, retirement homes, senior actors
Run time: 40 minutes
Content note: Contains references to suicide.
Cast size: 2 actors
Male roles: 1
Female roles: 3
Casting note: 2 Actors are required as a Radio Drama. The female actor would perform the lead, the daughter and the foreign PSW worker. If performed live on stage, (1 character is only heard from a telephone conversation and so not necessarily needing to be seen on stage. An additional character talks from behind a door - so not seen). Both Male and Female leads are for senior actors (can play 88 year olds). Male actor perform with an Irish accent.