CLASS WAR - Snow Covered Mountains and Blue Bird Skies - Bill

Author Fonde Taylor
Birmingham, Alabama

PLAY DESCRIPTION

After several weeks delay, Bill the carpenter is delivering a magnificent custom-made door to the McDermott mansion. Mrs. McDermott is angry at the long delay of her door and ready to pounce on the humble carpenter. When Bill announces a problem that will further delay the job, Mrs. McDermott screams and demands the job be completed immediately. As Bill goes to retrieve his keys, a mysterious stranger appears out of nowhere to offer help with the job. Bill graciously accepts his assistance, and the results will be more than expected for him, Mrs. McDermott and her housekeeper Juanita.

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Present                               

Situation: 55-year-old Bill the carpenter has just finished lunch and settled in for a smoke and a cup of coffee with his helper. He's one of the best and most sought after in the business, but he's tired of his work and he's tired of dealing with rich and difficult customers. He's near to retirement and he's got a plan that will take him away from the hammers and sawdust to the most beautiful place in the world.

Subject Matter: Dreams, Weariness, Escape, Middle-Age, Retirement, Solitude

Note from Playwright: One of my favorite playwrights is Tennessee Williams. This piece was inspired by his work.

Supplemental Information: The full script of CLASS WAR  is available to read on MonologueBank.

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  • Source
    One-Act Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 50-60
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Male, Heterosexual
  • Character Ethnicity
    White
  • Genre
    Drama, Comedic Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Male
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