6. Age Warfare: Gerontocracy
Alonso, the elder, 65 years old, retired
Angelo, son to Alonso
Lucy, daughter to Angelo, 10 years old
Scene 1. The kitchen table at Alonso’s home, on Main Street, USA
Alonso. Son, my longevity requires prosperity, but my wages have fallen as I have ripened; surely you will help me.
Angelo. Father, your longevity is assured by your active life; you require no recompense from me.
Alonso. Enumerate your words and your estimate, son, for I wish to live the same as I have in all of my years, and my exit is far beyond a stone’s throw away.
Angelo. I wish you years beyond your wishes, father, but my purse is also for our treasured Lucy.
Alonso. Lucy is wealthy in her stock of years; I am poor. Her ...