is a 1985 one-act play by Lee Blessing
. It follows the relationships between three generations of women. The word "eleemosynary
" itself plays a significant part in the plot.
-An old woman who chose to be eccentric.
Artemis (Artie)-Dorothea's daughter. Holds an important job as a biochemist. Has an incredible memory.
Echo-Artie's daughter. Lives with Dorothea. Is an excellent speller, in addition to having extraordinary intellectual abilities.