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Last Chance Texaco and Pastoral: Two One-act Plays

Last Chance Texaco and Pastoral: Two One-act Plays
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Peter Maloney
Publisher: Samuel French
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 84
Pub. Date: 1985
ISBN-10: 0573600627
ISBN-13: 9780573600623

About the Play:

Last Chance Texaco and Pastoral are two one-act plays by Peter Maloney. Last Chance Texaco is a drama that relates the story of three lonely women who slowly begin to understand each other and eventually come to each other's aid. Pastoral is a romantic comedy about a city couple sharing a country house. The plays may be presented separately or as an evening of entertainment.

Last Chance Texaco offers a haunting look at life in the Bible Belt. The play is set in a Texaco gas station run by a religious woman and her daughter in a small Texas town. When Ruth, a young woman from New York, stops comes in with a flat tire, three women, who have nothing in common, come together at a crossroads in their lives. Cissy and her mother Verna run a repair shop from their garage. As they fix her tire, Ruth inadvertently sparks conversation about domestic violence, loneliness, and abortion. The characters are changed by their chance meeting. This gripping piece of theatre is an excellent source of monologue and scene material. (Cast: 3 female)

Pastoral (or Recollections of Country Life) is a perceptive comedy about a city couple temporarily tending a farm. He hates the simple rural life and is terrified by such horrors as a crowing rooster; whereas she is at one with the land and the rooster. "An endearing picture of young love at a comic crossroads." — Village Voice (Cast: 1 female, 1 male)

Last Chance Texaco and Pastoral were both originally staged to acclaim at Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) in New York City.

About the Playwright:

Peter Maloney is an American actor, writer and director who has been working in the theater, television and films for over fifty years. He has worked with many Off-Broadway companies and acted on Broadway. He has appeared in over sixty films and numerous television programs, including in all the "Law & Order" franchises.