The Waiting Room by David Laing Dawson


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The Waiting Room by David Laing Dawson

Alice's dementia is progressing. The whole family (Alice, husband Charles, son Richard, grandson Christopher, and daughter-in-law Sharon) visit a Nursing Home to explore options for Alice. Christopher is a reluctant teen; Sharon is the caretaker in the family; Richard is late arriving; Alice is befuddled and frightened; and Charles tries to impress Christopher. The drama, and some comedy, take place while the family is waiting for their appointment with the social worker.

Keywords:Ā dementia, aging, three generation family, assisted living, nursing home.

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Acts: 1
Run time: 40 minutes
Content note:Ā Realistic depiction of dementia and aging, presented with warmth and humour.Ā Some references are dated (1990's) but could be brought up to date easily.
Suitable for students 16+

Cast size: 6 actors
Male roles: 3
Female roles: 3
Casting note:Ā Alice and Charles are 80 plus, Richard and Sharon are about 50, Christopher is 16. And a nurse/receptionist.