Ruth Pearl

Bio of the late Ruth Pearl, written by her daughter, Sydelle Pearl:
Ruth Pearl died at the age of 83 in January of 2009.  A playwright and also a poet and novelist, she left behind full-length as well as one act plays, comedies and dramas.  Her favorite playwright was Gerhart Hauptmann and I have the book she read again and again—the pages are worn and loosened from the binding.  Like him, she was a social dramatist who wrote about issues facing society.  Some of her themes have been homelessness—SUNSET; domestic violence—TRAPPED; abuse of the disabled—BOARDERS; the hippie drug culture—THE GROPEHEADS; the swingers’ lifestyle—HIGH ON A SWING; menopause—SHORTAGES; and racial discord—WE ARE ALL PEOPLE.

Author's Plays