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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Challenge : A Play in One Act
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Jean Marie Roche dreams of being an artist, but she is unsure of her talent. Not convinced by the enthusiastic admiration of her fiancé and parents, she seeks out the opinion of reputable local artist, Peter Raid. The play centres around this encounter. Jean Marie learns that being an artist would mean separation from her fiancé—an unbearable ultimatum her mother knows all too well. Peter's severity evokes a hidden anger in the well-mannered girl—a passion with equal potential to end her dream, or reveal an unexpected opportunity. 


JEAN MARIE ROCHE Just twenty-two. She is a rather pretty girl who looks and is capable. She is sure of herself and of

ROB DRURY Jean Marie's fiancé. Rob is in his late twenties, is moody and sensitive. Both Rob and Jean Marie are in tennis clothes.

MR.  ROCHE    

MRS. ROCHE  Having produced Jean Marie, they rest on their laurels. They are ordinary small-town business people.

DR. KINCAID An ordinary small-town general practitioner. Probably the most popular man in the town. He is snort and tubby and he feels the heat.

PETER RAID A middle-aged artist who wears good clothes carelessly and has a ravaged, intense face.



  • This play was probably written during the 1940s. 

Production Details

  • No production details are currently available. 

Last amended 14 Feb 2018 10:36:57