My Purple Wig

Written by:

Jessica Anderson

Cast Size:
7

Roles For:

  • Men: 3
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Comedy
Satire

Themes:

Cancer
Death
Illness

Length:

120 min.

Year Written:

2013

Synopsis:

My Purple Wig tells the story of one woman’s (often outrageous) attempts of dealing with her terminal cancer. Evelyn has cancer and decided the best way to die is to be prepared to die, much to the chagrin of her family. She auditions the musicians for her funeral, tours funeral homes for competitive rates, engages her family in conversations about her burial method and wears wigs in all colors of the rainbow. As her methods get more erratic her family must decide whether to come together or fall apart. My Purple Wig is about one family dealing with cancer and about a woman living with dying.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

EVELYN: a woman- thirty-nine / TOM: a man- forty-two, Evelyn’s husband / ALLIE: a nineteen-year old girl, Tom and Evelyn’s daughter / NOAH: a fifteen-year old boy, Tom and Evelyn’s son / SKYLAR: a twenty-five year old man, Australian / JUDY: a woman in her mid-late thirties. / DR. WHITE: a woman in her mid-late thirties.

First Produced:

2013, The Lion Theatre

Resources:

My Purple Wig is available through the CPO Website.

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