THE SLEEPWALKERS a one-act farce*
Mr. West an American official
Mrs. West his wife
Mr. Edward Morris an American magazine
publisher Mrs. 01ga Morris his wife Mr. Raman Mrs. Raman
Prof. Shah guests at a reception for Mrs. Shah Mrs. and Mrs. Morris Mr, Kapur y Mrs. Kapur ! Mr. Varma Miss Ganguli A Bearer
Airport back centre^ drawing room in the foreground. When the curtain opens^ the airport area is lit up^ the drawing room is in darkenss. At the foot of ramp attached to a partially visible airplane are Wo figures with back to audience. They are Mr. and Mrs. West. In the drawing room is the rest of the oast^ Indian guests at a reception for an American visitor. Overemphasis on Indian furniture 3 carpets^ objets d^art and decorative bits and pieces indicates American home in India.
Mr. West is in a lounge suit. Mrs. West in a sedate dress. They are a elderly 3 genial couple.
The Indian guests are in masks. They are a varied lot but it is not necessary to describe them. Their physical characteristics^ clothes^ etc. can be easily imagined by the director. He should seek to rftype!f them and avoid individuality.
*From Three Plays (Calcutta: Writers Workshop, 1969). Reprinted by permission of the author and the publishers.