THE MILKMAN'S SISTER - My Fat is Wonderful - 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: As they wait for nuclear annihilation, Nina, an overweight housewife, finally confronts her abusive husband about his mistreatment of her over the course of their marriage.

Subject Matter: Cuban Missile Crisis, Nuclear Annihilation, Confrontation, Anxiety, Delusion, Hysteria, Rage, A Life Unfulfilled, Body Image, Weight Issues, Abuse, Justice

Note from Playwright: The playwright gives you permission to perform this scene as a monologue.

Supplemental Information: See Video below for a promo from THE MILKMAN’S SISTER recent production at the 13th Street Repertory Company in New York City.

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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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