Summer 2014 • Vol. XXXVI No. 3 Drama |

The Woman Who Was Me

Vine a este mundo con ojos y me voy sin ellos —García Lorca I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad—and to travel for it too! —As You Like It Characters: LANIE—a middle-aged woman. Setting: A bedroom in an urban house in any city in the Midwest. The room has a bed and a desk with mirror and chair. Lanie lies on her bed, a ceiling fan spinning above her. As the scene opens, she turns toward the audience and speaks. She can be dressed in a nightgown or pajamas. LANIE: Now, I tell the story of a woman who became … Breath I woke the next morning to the rattle of the ceiling fan dat dat DAT, dat dat DAT, dat DAT, dat DAT, dat DAT. My life cut with each spin of the blade. The fan churning the humid summer air. Was it a loose screw? That was two months ago. Only two months. Breath I wanted to text my husband. Tell him I'd be late. I'd finished work, and deserved a walk. Breath He stood in the garden. A ma

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Peter Grandbois is the author of seven previous books. His plays have been performed in St. Louis, Columbus, Los Angeles, and New York. He is a senior editor at Boulevard magazine and teaches at Denison University in Ohio.


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