Carole L. Glickfeld
7 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman, 3 either
About the play: Finney is an older lady with a terrible problem. She hasn’t received her last Social Security check! Desperate, she seeks the help of people whom she knows get things done, starting with the Activity Director. As others come to her aid, all she gets is the run around and the red tape still isn’t cut — until she finds the ultimate supervisor, that is. Short, easy to produce as a reading and best of all, directors, actors, and audiences love it. This is a ‘never fail’ script!
This play is found in the collection, New Plays for Mature Actors.
About the playwright: Carole L. Glickfeld is a prize-winning author of the novel Swimming Toward the Ocean, and Useful Gifts, a collection of stories about a family with deaf parents and hearing children. Her short stories appear in numerous publications, including When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple. She’s worked for city, state, and federal government, her favorite position being Director of the Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens in Seattle. Once, while visiting an aunt in Deerfield Beach, Florida, she was taken to the theatre, which coincidentally was performing The Challenge of Bureaucracy. The play has been staged hundreds of times around the United States and Canada.