Barry L. Hillman from Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassant

Published by New Theatre Publications

0 Male 8 Female

Roly-Poly, a parable on human hypocrisy, is based on a famous short story by Guy de Maupassant - Boule dé Suif. It tells of a group of "respectable" women who take advantage of a prostitute's services to secure their release from an inn where they are held by the Prussians, only to scorn her when she has done what they wanted. The all-women cast provides eight contrasting and worthwhile roles for its actresses. Period: Franco-Prussian war. One-act

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