MISS PEDDY AND GRACE by William Ivor Fowkes


Caroline Peddy—an experienced and dedicated caretaker of elderly loved ones—may soon be available for hire, but her current charge, octogenarian Grace Butler, sees her in a different light and has a different scenario in mind. [Note that a Zoom version and a radio version are also available.]



CAROLINE PEDDY (MISS PEDDY) – Female, 50s – A formidable, take-charge, woman

GRACE BUTLER – Female, 80s – A sweet and energetic, but cunning woman




August 2019. One Act Play Festival, Silver Spring Stage, Silver Spring, MD.

July 2015. One Act Festival. Pend Oreille Players, Newport, WA

June 2015. 18th Annual Black Box New Play Festival, Gallery Players, Brooklyn, NY.


2020: Atlanta Audio Fringe Festival, presented by Radio Theatre Project, St. Petersburg, FL. October

2019: Recorded & broadcast by Radio Theatre Project, St. Petersburg, FL.



MD (Maryland) Theatre Guide 8-27-19 Theatre Review: ‘2019 One-Act Festival’ at Silver Spring Stage

“Silver Spring Stage picked five very different and intriguing plays for its second weekend. I know the third weekend will be equally worthwhile. It is a great way to end the summer.

“After Intermission the lights went up on “Miss Peddy and Grace” by William Ivor Fowkes. This was an interesting study of the two women. Miss Peddy, sharply portrayed by Meghan Williams Elkins, is a home care nurse for the elderly. We see her interviewing for various jobs as she reveals her not always pure motives toward her charges. Grace is a dotty old woman, or so it seems, who we can guess will be the next to be under Miss Peddy’s care. Grace Butler was hilariously and craftily played by Harlene Leahy. This play was full of surprises and showed great insight into the minds of senior citizens who are often wrongly stereotyped because of their outward appearances. The direction by Pauline Griller-Mitchell was visually interesting and helped to create the tension of the plot that was very gripping.”



Approximately 25 minutes



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