The period 6 class convened at La Jolla Cove on Oct. 6 for their staged reading of “El Delantal Blanco,” which translates to “The White Apron” in English.
The 1964 one-act satire was written by Serbio Vodanovic, a Chilean lawyer and playwright. Set at the seaside, it focuses on two different social classes represented in one household - a wealthy employer and her servant. The two switch places and discover that people often don’t look beyond surface appearances to really see a person for who they are. The play also explores the idea that people seem to have an innate desire to be something - or someone - they are not.
The reading took place before seniors departed for their retreat that afternoon; now that they’re back, Dra. Rose says they’re “writing comparison essays between the short play and the movie Neruda.” Bishop’s costume designer Jean Moroney “lent costume pieces for the cause,” she adds.