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My Name Is Martha

A Drama
by Chris Adams published December 2013


Suitable for Adult Groups

Price: 4.00

Runner-up in the SCDA Play On Words Competition 2013. Adjudicator Ron Nicol described it as 'a well-planned and constructed piece with an interesting beginning, absorbing middle and satisfying conclusion'.


On the face of it, Martha is a vagrant who hangs out on a piece of wasteland with George, another vagrant, shouting drunken advice at passers-by. George is a pessimist with no self-esteem, whereas Martha has self-belief in spades. But we learn that she has another life living in suburbia in her own house and near her daughter Megan. Her son-in-law Kevin is a Conservative candidate in a local election, and he and Megan want Martha off the streets during his campaign. At Megan's bidding a policeman 'escorts' Martha to Megan's house, where she is sedated. Her only ally is her granddaughter Sadie, who takes her home. In a final scene at the wasteland, George and Martha assert their rights to be recognised as individuals.


Players: 2 male 3 female


Cast: Martha, George, Megan, Sadie, Policeman


Sets: Split set The wasteland is represented by a collection of boxes down right, and there is an armchair and table down right.


Period: The present


Running Time: 45 minutes


Notes: Production notes supplied


Download Sample Script: My Name Is Martha


ISBN: 978-1-907307-58-4


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