GLOWWORMS - A Ten-Minute Play

An ailing, British professor must tell his caretaker that it will be her last day with him. It needs to be her last day because it is going to be his last day…on Earth. By the time he finishes the story of his sad and lonely life, she understands the decision he has made. She realizes, as he has, he may only find happiness by taking this step. He will finally be with the woman he was separated from so many years before. 

OLD PROFESSOR: Age: 70’s British, well-educated, retired professor. Not very healthy and in need of full-time care. SARAH: Age: 20’s A Cockney servant girl. YOUNG PROFESSOR: Age: 20’s A young version of the OLD PROFESSOR. THE WOMAN: Age: 20’s A mysterious British woman.
Donald Loftus