Theater 33.2 (2003) 20
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The Mean Old Mother
[Political Children's Theater in the Age of Globalization]
Fourth Grade Student Lucy Craft Laney Elementary School
Once upon a time there was a mean old Mother who always bossed to her step daughters because her mother died when she was nine years old. The same thing also happened to the little girls except both of their parents died. Their mom died because of a heart attack.
Their dad died by cleaning the alley with glass and juice cans, then a tall robber stabbed him in his heart five times. The little girls always talked about the good old days they had when their mom and dad were alive. The mean old mother always beat them because she had a drinking problem, and the step daughters found out about the dilemma. Then one of the daughters said in tears, "I wish my mom and dad were here."
Sadly the mother said, "I do too." Then they all started to cry, and they all hugged each other. Finally mother said, "I'm sorry." Now the mother has a new family.