Ella is a burlesque drama about old, boozed-up Ella, 73, who refuses to take a bath. Ella’s hobby is to drive her home helpers crazy. Neither the municipality nor the home helpers know the real reason Ella won’t take a bath, or that Ella generally does not want to do anything at all that others do. Ella has tucked away the reason in the darkest recesses of her mind, and each time the thoughts emerge she drowns them in alcohol. For no one knows, there is no one who really
knows Ella, and Ella does not know anyone.