Touched By A Handbag (or Highway To Handbag)
Needs for TOUCHED BY A HANDBAG (or Highway to Handbag)
A purple handbag with a cracked miniature mirror inside, and some zippered pouches, one with a lucky penny inside.
Perhaps something for the actor playing the handbag to sit on.
The road back home from the psych ward.
Needs for ACCESSORIES
Same handbag as for "Touched By A Handbag."
A set up which will act as a bar - with or without stools, as necessary. The simpler the better.
25 years before the action of "Touched By A Handbag" - 1980s
A nightclub. New Wave Night.
Cast of Characters
a gay man
female, fiercely protective (perhaps overprotective) mother of Paulina - listed as 50s, but depending on the age of the actress portraying Paulina, Edwina could be older or younger
female, daughter to Edwina - just released from the psych ward - listed as 20s, but depending on the age of the actress portraying Edwina, Paulina could be older or younger
either gender, an old purple handbag with a lucky penny in its zippered pocket and a cracked mini-mirror within, which outlasted its seven years of bad luck and career in community theater many garage sales ago. Childhood companion of Paulina, and sometime nemesis of Edwina.
female, 20s, refugee from 1980s community theater, out on the town, trying with mixed success to party her troubles away
BARTENDER / PERKY GIRL / MAX / BAR FLY
- Bartender - an old hand at the job
- Perky Girl - wasted, but friendly
- Max - aging comunity theater actor
- Bar Fly - a well-meaning, but very drunk, regular at the club