WHO GETS THE CAT? by Sandy Truman
‘Who Gets the Cat?’ is a comedy drama. It is a very funny, yet emotionally touching, drama that deals with issues particularly associated with people who are not in the first bloom of youth. The main character is (unusually) a woman of a certain age and the play focuses on her journey from rejection to renewal.
The plot is as follows:
Laurence, happily married to Samantha, starts to notice that he’s getting one grey hair too many and is beginning to pant when he climbs the stairs.
His solution is to rejuvenate himself through the charms of a younger woman, but now there are four in the marriage – and one of them is the murderous moggy Biggles!
As Laurence copes with all the problems his new life throws up, including endless hours at the gym getting a six-pack, Samantha is left to grapple with his betrayal and her own renewal.
‘Who Gets the Cat?’ explores, with humour, the problems facing those in the third age, and the impact on family and friends.
The action takes place over a period of two years.
In the original production it was played in blacks and the dressing comprised of a light table and 3 high-backed dining chairs which convincingly made a sofa when put together. Music played whilst the table and chairs were moved between scenes to indicate different rooms. Props are easily available and the costume is modern dress.