This is a play for one actor. The play tells the story of Ruth, a girl with Downs’ Syndrome from the perspective of her favourite toy, Rufus. Rufus is one of five toy soldiers hanging from a mobile toy. The play begins with Rufus sitting in a garage waiting for the sale taking place the next morning. As he waits Rufus recalls Ruth’s life, the devotion of her parents, her life-loving friends from school, her brave attitude to life and her ability to love. The play is suitable for professional performance and can be useful as a dramatic resource in the classroom.
- One person play - drama
- 80 minutes
- Several roles of both genders performed by the one actor
- 16 to 18, 18+
- all ages, children, teen, young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre