My Purple Wig by Jessica Anderson
My Purple Wig tells the story of one woman's (often outrageous) attempts of dealing with her terminal cancer. Evelyn has cancer and decided the best way to die is to be prepared to die, much to the chagrin of her family. She auditions the musicians for her funeral, tours funeral homes for competitive rates, engages her family in conversations about her burial method and wears wigs in all colors of the rainbow. As her methods get more erratic her family must decide whether to come together or fall apart. My Purple Wig is about one family dealing with cancer and about a woman living with dying.
Year Printed: 2015
First Produced: 2013 at The Lion Theatre, New York City, NY.
Running Time: 120 minutes
Male Cast: 3
Female Cast: 4
Casting Notes: The play has seven parts but one female role can be double cast. A minimum of 3 male and 3 female actors are required.
Audience Age: General Audience