Lotta's Birthday - A Comedy in One Act. One-act play by Ludwig Thoma. Translated and adapted by Denise Elaine Heap.
Where Heap adapted Thoma's other two plays sold here to an American setting, she left this one in its German context: A small university town, anno 1911, only a few short years before The Great War began.
This play pokes fun at empty intellectualism. One of Thoma's most accessible works, it remains timeless in the father's convoluted approach to preparing his daughter for marriage. The conversation between mother and father about how to have The Talk (about the birds and the bees) with 20-year-old Lotta could have been scripted by the producers of Sex and The City.
Six players in all: Two adult males, three adult females, and 20-year-old Lotta.
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ISBN (print version): 978-0-9767183-7-6. 28 pages. Printed on acid-free paper. Please contact us if you would like to order print version, since price depends on quantity ordered and turnaround expected. Also contact us for firm quote for your performances.
ISBN (digital version): 978-1-956508-31-4.