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Animal (Hailey)

(Included in the volume PICTURE, ANIMAL, CRISSCROSS)

ISBN: 978-0-8222-0893-8
One Act, Short Play
1 woman
Total Cast: 1, Open Stage
FEE: $35 per performance.
THE STORY: This humorous, touching and revealing monologue is concerned with an exasperated mother who attempts to entice her twelve-year-old daughter (unseen) out of the tree (imaginary) in which she has taken refuge. In the course of her brief recital the woman, her daughter, her late husband (who fell to his death climbing a tree) and the very nature of their lives together are revealed with startling and affecting clarity and compassion.
First published at the Mark Taper Forum, in Los Angeles, and then included in the published version of the Off-Broadway omnibus entitled Collision Course.