THE MILKMAN'S SISTER - Hello, Mr. President? - Nina

Author Mark Blickley
Long Island City, NY


The Milkman’s Sister takes place inside a Bronx tenement during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962 when nuclear annihilation was no longer an abstraction, but just hours away.  Despite a historic last minute save from atomic murder, the Spinner/Furfante household could not have been more devastated had the bomb exploded inside their 3rd floor apartment.  The nerve-wracking countdown to their impending deaths unleashed an explosion of heroism, cowardice and delusion for an overweight housewife.

Time and Place: October 22, 1962; Lower Middle-Class Bronx Apartment                             

Situation: Convinced this is the last day she is going to be alive, Nina has prepared an elaborate final meal. As frustrations kept silent for so long finally get expressed in an imaginary phone call to President Kennedy, she lashes out at both her beloved brother Salvatore (a middle aged unemployed milkman convinced he can work for the government after the bombs drop) and her verbally abusive husband Burt (who has just had an emotional breakdown under the stress of imminent nuclear annihilation.)

Subject Matter: Cuban Missile Crisis, Anxiety, Delusion, Hysteria, Fear, Rage, A Life Unfulfilled, Desperation, Exasperation, Nuclear Annihilation, Body Image, Weight Issues

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A promotional video for the recent production of THE MILKMAN'S SISTER at the 13th Street Repertory Company in New York City.

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