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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Virginia B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-04T20:00:08Z
dc.date.available2016-03-04T20:00:08Z
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/15960
dc.description.abstractDESIGN FOR A DREAM is a full-length comedy in two acts and four scenes satirizing the family problems of the self-centered and egotistical members of our contemporary culture. Sixtyish Sue Lathrop is the irrepressible matriarch of the family. She's charming, lovable and completely irresponsible. Her younger son, Hal, is a carbon copy of his mother with a few added masculine twists. His wife, Ann, alternately adores him and loathes him, attractive as he undoubtedly is. Bill, the older Lathrop, has been cast in his late father's mold, kind, caring and the problem solver for the others. He's in the process of divorcing, since his wife objected to all the family demands that impinged on their relationship. Bill accepts this and plans to use his new freedom to, at long last, realize his dream: going on an archeological dig in Peru. The problems his mother and brother have incurred, a dishonest financial advisor, gambling debts with a Mafia connection, to name just a couple, threaten to make his trip impossible. Vi Martin, a very attractive and successful business woman, walks into this melange looking for a house to share on a temporary basis. The resulting conflicts and crises end with Bill and Vi going off to Peru and the others happily unscrambling the results of their own folly. The moral of this cautionary play is that the more things change, the more they remain the same.en_US
dc.format.extent92 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.titleDesign for a dreamen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Theatre Artsen_US
dc.description.degreeM.A. (Master of Arts)en_US


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