Women And Money

The grumpy relationship of a down on their luck mother and daughter is upset by a young woman with a promise of three million dollars--if they accept her into their family.
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Women And Money

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  • Sam Heyman:
    5 Jan. 2023
    The simplicity of WOMEN AND MONEY as a title belies the rich, comic texture of this Kafkaesque comedy from Jerry Slaff. A family of two grapples with becoming a family of three, if only for the promise of a cash reward, and the story that unfolds is filled with verbal and physical slapstick and acerbic wit aplenty. Slaff’s characters come off the page, all of them roughed up by life, clinging to what sweetness they can still taste—or to the bitterness they’re used to. An excellent three-hander.

Character Information

  • VIVIAN
    mid to late 30s,
    White
    ,
    Female
    ADELE's daughter. She is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, and has lost her hair, but this should not be apparent to the audience until later in the play. Until that point, she wears a variety of wigs or hats. 
  • CHLOE
    mid to late 20s,
    Black, possibly Hispanic
    ,
    Female
    Much better dressed than ADELE or VIVIAN, since she wants to impress them.
  • ADELE
    70s,
    White
    ,
    Female
    VIVIAN's mother. Hale and hearty, but grumpy.