Moon of Murna by Betty Jane Wylie
An old woman (70s) picks up a young man (late 20s, early 30s) on the steps of a Food Bank. They exchange some food as they size each other up. She invites him home for tea and he accepts - already crossing the borders of safety for both of them. Over tea, and then sherry, and Bingo, they have a wide-ranging, revealing conversation. She is not what she seems, a bag lady with an education and a past. And he is a dropout with and education and no future. They attach each other's values and she plays mind games with his head. A strange attraction, almost sexual, escalates and she raises the stakes. It's not tea and sympathy; it's tea and terror.
Year Printed: 2013
First Produced: 2011 at Toronto Alumnae Theatre, Toronto, ON.
Running TIme: 90 minutes
Male Cast: 1
Female Cast: 1