Granny Maumee, the Rider of Dreams, Simon the Cyrenian: Plays for a Negro Theater

Granny Maumee, the Rider of Dreams, Simon the Cyrenian: Plays for a Negro Theater

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Granny Maumee, the Rider of Dreams, Simon the Cyrenian: Plays for a Negro Theater

Granny Maumee, the Rider of Dreams, Simon the Cyrenian: Plays for a Negro Theater

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SCENE: Living room in an old cabin with walls blackened by age. Red cotton curtains and red covers on the chairs and table. In left corner back, an open fire smoulders in a great rough fireplace. There is a door at back leading out of doors. There are also doors left and right. A bed at left covered with a white counterpane. The room is neat and there are many growing flowers about potted in rude wooden boxes. Toward the right is an iron flower stand consisting of a basin mounted on a tripod. This stand is filled with a mass of bright red geraniums. A large chest against the wall at right is covered with red. A table near centre bears candles. Beside the table in a high-backed chair sits GRANNY MAUMEE. She is seen to be blind. She is black and thin, with white hair and a face so seared by burns that it masks her great age. Her great granddaughter PEARL, a girl of nineteen, is moving briskly about the room straightening chairs and rearranging flowers.

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