Play, Drama

Written by: Paul Zindel

Directed by: Lee Sunday Evans
 

CHARACTER: Ruth Hunsdorfer

16, Outgoing Teenager

 

SYNOPSIS: Beatrice Hunsdorfer wreaks havoc on the lives of her children: one daughter, Ruth, is a pretty but highly strung girl subject to convulsions; while the younger daughter, Matilda, plain and almost pathologically shy, has an intuitive gift for science. Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school.

LINKS: 

Article, StrasbergMedia

Lee Sunday Evans

THE EFFECTS OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE MOON MARIGOLDS