Sorry, Wrong Number

by Lucille Fletcher

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What type of stage should be created for Lucille Fletcher's drama "Sorry, Wrong Number"?

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"Sorry, Wrong Number" is a radio play that centers around a bed-ridden woman's unsuccessful attempts to reach her husband on the telephone.  Audiences learn, through Mrs. Stevenson's conversations with telephone operators, that the protagonist of the play is an "invalid" who has an unspecified illness that prevents her from leaving her bed.

Since Mrs. Stevenson is home alone and in bed for the duration of the play, it would be appropriate to build a bedroom set on the stage.  Pay attention to textual details as you construct; you'll need to position a window near the bed, and you might want to depict the Queensboro Bridge in the distance outside the window if you can.

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