Title

Playdance

Date of Award

Winter 1991

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Humanities

Committee Director

Erlene Hendrix

Abstract

Playdance is a play in three acts which studies the relationships between parents and their children. The development of the script and the intended production was spurred by the pain that so many families experience as children grow away from their parents control. This look at the Denton household was an attempt to help understand the suffering and the feeling of solitude that so often accompanies this familial trauma. It was my intention to write a script that would be an exciting and insightful evening of theatre, but one that would remain accessible to a single and perhaps novice reader.

In Playdance, the Denton family is unusual and typical at the same time. SK and June have conflicting feelings about the coming of age of their daughter, Ariel. Ariel feels that she is an adult. The specifics of their lives are theirs alone. The process never changes.

DOI

10.25777/exh9-4676

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