The Widow In Mink

Book By: Carl L. Williams
Play #: 8504
Pages: 65 pgs
Cast: 2 m, 5 w

Margaret Osgood, a sweet, quiet woman who is somewhat oblivious to details, is now shocked to find herself a recent widow and quite wealthy. She tries to adjust to her new life, first by buying herself a mink coat, a long-awaited extravagance, and joining the Wandering Widows’ Club where she makes good friends and creates a new social life. She soon finds herself pursued by Charlie, her late husband’s business partner, who questions her desire to donate much of her new-found money to charity. Is he just concerned about her financial future or is he more interested in his own?

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Productions

REEDSBURG PLAYERS, INC. 3 Performance(s)
REEDSBURG, WI 2/15/2017
SOUTHERN HILLS COMM. THEATRE 3 Performance(s)
HOT SPRINGS, SD 3/31/2016

Behind The Scenes

CARL L. WILLIAMS TALKS ABOUT THE WIDOW IN MINK:

 

Q: What inspired you to write this play?

A: I wanted to write a play incorporating more seniors, especially in a lead role. And of course I wanted to write a comedy.

 

Q: What is your favorite part of this play? Why?

A: My favorite part is when Margaret learns what stocks she owns and how rich she is. I liked the idea of her being sweetly oblivious to such things.

 

Q: Where did the characters come from? Are they based on people you know?

A: The characters were simply invented. But I would like to know them!

 

Q: What did you try to achieve with this play?

A: I tried to make the play funny, yet with some sentiment to it, also.

 

Q: Do you have anything else you’d like to add?

A: This play won second place in a national playwriting competition: the Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence, awarded by the Branch County Community Theatre in Michigan.