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BIRTHDAY PRESENT 2050 is a dystopian drama, that takes place in a society controlled by a totalitarian government in which only people and things considered productive are assured existence. Among the non-productive are pets, flowers and any person over the age of 65.

After a parent reaches that age, it is up to the next generation, the sons and daughters, to choose on each subsequent birthday between extending the life of the aging parent or accumulating more comfort for themselves. 
In the world of 2050, there is no hunger, no homelessness, no crime except for one: the crime of holding memories of the past before all freedom of choice of whom, when and how to love was forbidden. The crime of memory is fatal. 
BIRTHDAY PRESENT 2050 is a one act, three scene play. Teresa Hallick is going to her birthday party to learn if her four daughters have given her the gift of life for another year, or not.

At 72 years of age, Teresa is the oldest member of this society; the last holder of memories from the past. As such the government fears her, because it has been passed down, however silently, from one generation to the next that Teresa was a rebel as the new government came into power. Being alive she still poses a threat. 
The government security forces observe the four daughters quarrel about extending their mother's life. But it is Teresa's 15 year old granddaughter, Trinka, allowed home from a government run boarding school for this one birthday night of decision who provides the unexpected answer.