Synopsis

Today I am a Fountain Pen

Today I am a Fountain Pen $12.99

Israel Horovitz

Published by Dramatists Play Service

5 Male 3 Female

Talented and precocious, Irving Yanover, at the tender age of 10, is both a piano prodigy and, at times, a thorn in the side of his orthodox parents, who lament his unaccountable predilection for bacon

But knowing that his mother and father indulge a similar passion (while dining out at a Chinese restaurant), Irving can only question their double standard

But even more upsetting is the unhappy fate of Annie, the Yanovers' young Ukrainian housekeeper, whose romance with a young Italian immigrant is bitterly opposed by her parents, even though everyone knows that Annie's father is an enthusiastic devotee of Italian opera

Happily, however, these and other problems are delightfully resolved, with wit, gentle humor and a warm sense of humanity which will endear the play to audiences of all faiths and backgrounds

Based on stories by Morley Torgov. The first of a trilogy of warm-hearted, gently funny plays dealing with Jewish home life in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in the 1940s

" wide in its appreciation of family values and the yearnings of youth" - NY Times

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