A 10-Minute Play
- 2017, Semi-finalist, Maine Playwrights Festival. (Reading)
- 2016, LezWrites Festival, 3Girls Theatre, San Francisco.
- 2016, staged reading, Highlands Inn, Bethlehem, NH.
"... people loved it! Very funny and touching. I loved the... sense of friendship which we don't get to see that often." --Jewelle Gomez, author of The Gilda Stories.
Two old lesbian butches in their 80’s have escaped from a nursing home at night, stolen a sailboat, and are planning a double suicide out on the ocean.
As the play opens they are both smoking pot and are very high. They keep bursting into hysterical laughter as they prank each other other, attempt to discuss the serious issues around their mission, and wrestle over a tin of caviar.
Best friends for many decades, Lee worries that Micky might be on the trip just to keep her company, not because she is really done with her life. As this conversation breaks down, a Coast Guard searchlight sweeps over the boat.
Hiding from the light, Micky comes to a realization about her motives, and this causes a change in strategy for Lee. The play ends on a note of wild exuberance as the two women “come about.”
2 old women