The Betrothed


Jerome McDonough

Published by Samuel French Inc

1 Male 2 Female

Vera, an unmarried schoolteacher, finds herself still under the control of her Mother, now years dead

This influence is so strong that Helen, the Mother, is onstage verbally interacting with Vera in flashes from the past

The overt action is Vera's date with Marty, straightforward working man

The stream of consciousness dialogue between Vera and Helen set in counterpoint with the mundane Vera Marty relationship and the bringing together of the two brings the play to a stunning climax

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