Time Bomb

Written by:

Betty Jane Wylie

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • Men: 3
  • People with Disabilities: 5
  • Women: 3

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Mental Health
Self-Esteem

Length:

105 min.

Year Written:

1986

Synopsis:

“A group of ex mental patients struggle for self-esteem and human dignity in a boarding house. Based on the author’s undercover experience.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Pete: Peter Andrew Dowling is a wreck of a man in his mid-fifties, but looking older, forever living the dying of his wife, because he didn’t pay enough attention the first time round. / Sanny: Christened Alexandra Fortunoff by an overly romantic mother, Sanny Smith is in her late sixties clinging with irascible energy to what’s left of her life. / Rob: Robert Wayne McDonald is in his early thirties, looks older. / Judy: Judith Jameson was born in Geraldton, Ontario and nothing in her background would indicate that she would end up like this. She is in her late thirties now / Will: William George Beattie is in his early forties, English, and making an effort

First Produced:

1986, Waterloo Playhouse, Iowa

Resources:

Available through the CPO Website.

For more information about the playwright and her work, visit the CWPO collection.