Avenue of Dream


Elyse Nass

Published by Dramatists Play Service

0 Male 2 Female

Olga is trapped in a mean threadbare existence with a mother who taunts her for her plainness, her lack of marital prospects, and the fanciful stories which she writes in a pathetic attempt to transcend drab reality

Deserted by her husband, the mother believes that her latest boyfriend will marry her, and while Olga knows better she cannot, despite their bickering, bring herself to shatter her mother's dream

So together they plan the bright future which a new home and new way of life will bring, and neither can speak the truth which they both know - that "he" will not be coming tonight, or perhaps ever

All they really have is each other, and the need to keep alive even futile hopes against the consuming grayness of their lives

This highly imaginative and affecting examination of a mother-daughter relationship was first presented Off-Off-Broadway in New York, and subsequently broadcast on radio in New York, California and Czechoslovakia

" strong and haunting" ~ Hollywood Reporter

" gives every detail an importance and echo of its own" ~ LA Times

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