Trifles – Adult Female – Drama

“But I tell you what I do wish, Mrs Peters.” from the play,”Trifles” Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters discuss the Wright household and their lack of making an effort to reach out to Mrs. Wright. Ideal for adult females ranging from 30-49. 1-2 Mins.

Written By: Susan Glaspell


But I tell you what I do wish, Mrs Peters. I wish I had come over sometimes when she was here. I——wish I had. I could’ve come. I stayed away because it weren’t cheerful—and that’s why I ought to have come.

I—I’ve never liked this place. Maybe because it’s down in a hollow and you don’t see the road. I dunno what it is, but it’s a lonesome place and always was. I wish I had come over to see Minnie Foster sometimes.

I can see now— Not having children makes less work—but it makes a quiet house, and Wright out to work all day, and no company when he did come in.

Did you know John Wright, Mrs Peters? he didn’t drink, and kept his word as well as most, I guess, and paid his debts. But he was a hard man, Mrs Peters. Just to pass the time of day with him—Like a raw wind that gets to the bone.

I should think she would ‘a wanted a bird. But what do you suppose went with it?

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