Oranges At Lunch
By Louise Schroader Epperson
Charlotte Shaw, the wife of playwright George Bernard Shaw, tells us about their life together and the many other women in his life who provided him inspiration and character models. Running time is about 45 minutes.
The setting is simply an open space about 12’ by 12’ – large enough to accommodate a dressing table with stool at stage left; a screen stage right and a clothes rack up stage. Costumes hand on the rack and wigs, makeup, hats and a fruit bowl with oranges adorn the dressing table. A chair is positioned at each down stage corner.
Notes: This play has been performed by a single actress playing all the roles and using the set description above. However it may also be done by multiple actresses, which would require changes to the above setting.