Back Drop


"Before a backdrop of a field of flowers, thus the title, two chaps too Millayishly named Gilglad and Raymont pass the time batting questions at one another.  One is picking posies for an imaginary fair lady while revealing the fact that he has never heard of radios.  The other brings on a radio and starts to assemble a model airplane....The radio was put on and its voices--a couple from soap opera, a singing peacock, a singing duck, a story-teller--came to life.  In the end the soap-opera lady married the duck, and the message if any seemed to be a plug for a universal language."

--Review of "2 New Plays by Susan Sherman" (1965) [OBJ.1966.0012]