The Days and Nights of Beebee Fenstermaker
Beebee Fenstermaker is a young, ambitious, romantic girl just out of college and established in her tiny apartment in some nameless city. She is writing a novel, but when her savings gives out she is forced to get a job, hopefully one which "won't drain her too much" and will leave her time for her "creative" work. She begins working full time and writing in the evenings, but it is generally made clear to her that she really hasn't much literary ability. She switches to painting, for which she isn't terribly endowed either.
Eventually, her hopes and aspirations burned away, she comes to an acceptance of her condition, which includes the inability to create a permanent relationship with a man. She has an overwhelming need for absolute union. Her lover's departure leads her first to a swift decline, represented by beer cans strewn around the untended apartment and an almost total isolation from the world, and then to a kind of resurrection--the beginning of a fragile, undemanding relationship with a stranger.
"A freshness of spirit, an affectionate insight and a sense of human comedy..."--The New York Herald Tribune.
"BEEBEE FENSTERMAKER is a solid intelligent piece of work, full of clear, sustained feeling and informed by an acute sense of what it means to be alive at this moment..."--The Commonweal.
The cast includes Pamela Peak as Beebee Fenstermaker, Audrey Murdick as Nettie Jo Repult, Carrie Darrow as Melinda (Mama), Jerry Runnels as the interviewer, Wayne Salvatore as Ed Busby, and Michael Csoppenszky as Bob Smith.
Pamela Peak also directs the production. The play is written by William Snyder.
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