Watch the the 2009 film "Grey Gardens." Examine the similarities and differences between mother-daughter relationships in the film and the play "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds." Write a half-page essay discussing your findings. Be prepared to share your essay with the class.
Draw a Character
Select one character from the play and draw a picture of this person. What is the background scenery around this person? Feel free to be inventive. Try to convey the character's personality as much as you can. Be prepared to share your illustration with the class.
Write a Third Act
Imagine what happens next in the lives of the Hunsdorfers. Is Beatrice successful in opening her tea shop, or has she rejected it in favor of some other scheme? Does Tillie fit in at school now that she has won the science fair competition? Is Ruth able to overcome...
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