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Modeling Mother

Modeling Mother - Peter Anderegg

Haunted by the memory of her former husband, an elderly woman living in a New Hampshire nursing home rebels against neglect but her narcissistic demands drive away her family.  When her former husband dies, she inherits his home in Florida and thus begins life anew surrounded by more agreeable delusions. 

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Cast of Characters (in order of appearance)

PINKY MAYNARD: an older woman* - impulsive, petulant, self-absorbed

ORDERLY: Part of the staff at PINKY's nursing home

BERTRAM MAYNARD: Her ex-husband and an unrepentant womanizer and negligent father

MELODY MAYNARD: Dodge's wife - genuine, likes solving problems, dislikes family games

DODGE MAYNARD: PINKY and BERTRAM's younger son

                                                a high school teacher, diligent, competent, but unimpressive to his parents

ROLAND MAYNARD: PINKY and BERTRAM's older son

                                                 a tech wunderkind who's gotten rich through an I.P.O.

JADE: Roland's young second wife - she didn't marry for money but it didn't hurt

MARK: Old Post Road Café waiter.

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Setting

Time: The present

Place: Rehabilitation Care Facility & Nursing Home

Setting: PINKY MAYNARD sits in an old armchair sulking at the world. She wears a fraying bathrobe

                  and fuzzy slippers and is bored, indignant, lonely, and given to muttering.


ACT I

Scene 1- A Rehabilitation Care Facility & Nursing Home

Scene 2- Hours later. The parking lot outside the assisted living center

Scene 3- Later that evening. MELODY and DODGE MAYNARD's cottage

Scene 4- Later that night. MELODY and DODGE MAYNARD's cottage

Scene 5- The following afternoon. the MAYNARD's cottage

Scene 6- Later that night. The Seafarer Restaurant

Scene 7- Two hours later. The MAYNARD's cottage

Scene 8- 1965 in young DODGE's bedroom

Scene 9- Later that night. MELODY and DODGE's hotel room / ROLAND's bedroom


ACT II

Scene 10- Early next morning. ROLAND and JADE MAYNARD's living room

Scene 11- The next day. ROLAND and JADE's rec room

Scene 12- Half an hour later. A guest room in ROLAND and JADE's mountain home

Scene 13- Later that night. A remote mountain trail

Scene 14- 1964. PINKY and BERTRAM MAYNARD's marital home

Scene 15- Later that night. Old Post Road Café

Scene 16- A week later. Night. MELODY and DODGE MAYNARD's cottage

Scene 17- Several days later. The Cupcake Cabaret, a strip club

Scene 18- Weeks later. BERTRAM's house in Naples, Florida

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