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A Candle On the Table

0 Male, 4 Female

Patricia Clapp Price: $7.99

Three elderly women meet at a lunch table on their first day in a home for senior citizens

A candle placed there by the matron awakens different memories in each of them ...

To the frivolous, friendly ex-actress Maribeth Garrity, candles belong with champagne and flowers

To Miss Tolliver, a children's nursemaid, they speak of childhood poverty when candles gave the only light

And to the aristocratic Mrs Bramson, they mean the formal meals which only emphasized the emptiness of her life

The lunchtime conversation reveals some surprising aspects of the lives and personalities of the three women and culminates in a friendship and an affirmative decision

Sensitively drawn characters, gentle humor and a generous dash of truth

All female, One-act

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