Play #110 - Pussycat by Katharine Clark Gray
As Rachel hurries to an appointment, she passes a man who calls out "pussypussypussy," so she sprays him with pepper spray. It turns out, however, that Jeffrey was attempting to get a kitten out from behind some garbage. He is concerned that Rainy, as he calls her, has been attacked by a dog, and he wants to get her out to make sure she's alright. Rachel calls 911, trying to get help for the man she nearly blinded, and also trying to get out of there as fast as she can. But eventually, she gets pulled into the kitten drama as well, and they work together to try to rescue poor Rainy.
I love cats, and would definitely be the person on the street in a bathrobe and slippers trying to get the kitten out of the garbage, so I feel for Jeffrey in this play, and Gray does a good job with Rachel's evolution from reactionary and self-involved to invested in the kitten. It's not a terribly exciting play, but it's not a bad example of two different people coming together either. And if that coming together is over a kitten... well... that works for me!