FAILED INVESTMENTS by Lynn Brittney
CAST: Four women (three aged 50+, 1 aged 40+) I man (aged 60+).
SET: The interior of Anne and Carol’s modern flat.
TECHNICAL: ** Phone, basic lighting.
APPROX. RUNNING TIME: 30 minutes.
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Carol and Anne are holding a residents’ meeting for their block of flats, but the subject of ground rent gets lost in the welter of human issues that get aired on this particular evening. Anne is getting a divorce; Margaret’s son has just told her that he is gay; Judith has a domineering husband and Carol is far from pleased to be “outed” as a lesbian. The four women, united by their condemnation of the male-orientated society that is making their lives so hard, set about redressing the balance. With four strong parts for women, this adult play provides moments of piquant social comedy as well as moving drama.