The Days and Nights of BeeBee Fenstermaker


William Snyder

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 5 Female

"Snyder's heroine is a young, ambitious, romantic girl just out of college and established in her first tiny apartment in some nameless city

She is writing a novel, but when her savings give out she is forced to get a job, hopefully one which 'won't drain her too much' and which will leave her time for her 'creative' work

She of course ends up by working full time and writing in the evenings, but it is generally made clear to her that she really hasn't much literary ability, so she switches to painting, for which she isn't terribly endowed either

Eventually, her hopes and aspirations burned away, she comes to an acceptance of her condition, which includes the inability to create a permanent relationship with a man because of her overwhelming need for absolute union

His departure leads her first to a swift decline, represented by beer cans strewn around the untended apartment and an almost total isolation from the world

And then to a kind of resurrection - the beginning of a fragile, undemanding relationship with a stranger Snyder has also written a counterbalancing element into his drama

As on a platform behind the main stage Beebee's mother and aunts talk about their own lives, the scenes being interspersed with those in which her drama unfolds" ~ Richard Gilman

A long-run Off-Broadway success

"BEEBEE gets the season off to a fast startA credit to the theatre " ~ NY Journal-American

"A freshness of spirit, an affectionate insight and a sense of the human comedy " ~ NY Herald Tribune

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