My thanks to Kay Rhoads for providing the following synopsis of her play, In the Goldfish Bowl which opens May 6th at the Venus Theatre in Laurel, MD:
As their futures tick away four women on a Texas Death Unit confront their pasts, their fears and each other, all while under the watchful "electronic eye" of Correctional Supervisor Rowena Way who maintains strict watch over each and every plastic fork. Sometimes comedic and sometimes painfully provocative, In the Goldfish Bowl explores the justice system through inmates Phylis Penn, PhD, Shawna Devine, Sylvia Washington, and Cherry Pie Muldoon. Interspersed, via the prison intercom, are the daily announcements of Lt. Ro.
Will Oprah Winfrey rescue Cherry Pie? Will Shawna Devine get a new trial? Why does Sylvia want to move ahead on the death list? And will Phylis Penn come to terms with who she is and what she ahs done in the short time left, recognize how she has changed.