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“A Man Named Mack”

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Gall-Clayton, Nancy J. (American playwright, writer, writing instructor, February 6, 1946-____), “A Man Named Mack,”

a six-minute comedy in English, set in a business office, U.S.A., 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2002,


  •  © 2000 by Nancy J. Gall-Clayton;  •  in Nancy J. Gall-Clayton’s A Man Named Mack (Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.: The Author, 2000);  •  script/rights available from Nancy Gall-Clayton, 1375 South Second Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40208-2303, U.S.A., e-mail nancygallclayton@earthlink.net, telephone (home) 502-636-5836, fax 502-634-8751.  •  Cited by Nancy Gall-Clayton via ftp December 22, 2002; Gall-Clayton says,

  §  Dramatis Persona Sue Ellen (m), 50, mother.

  §  Synopsis “Sue Ellen arrives unannounced at her son’s office and announces her divorce and her plans to marry a mechanic with seven missing teeth. She apologizes to her son if he feels his childhood warped him. She explains that her husbands fascination in growing earthworms in their garbage is more than she can handle, especially since she has always wanted to be with a man named Mack—and now shes found one. She invites her son to a party she and Mack are having the day after Thanksgiving with paperware sporting dancing turkeys and smiley-face cranberries.

  §  Comment “A desk or just a chair suffices for scenery.”

  §  Themes compost, dentistry, divorce, earthworm, family, fireworks, hobby, mother-son relationship, macaroni, visit.

See also Nancy J. Gall-Clayton’s
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  • Dead Deer in the Dark,” a 12-minute drama in English, set at a teenage girl's bedroom, Saturday evening, April, 2002, 1f
  • Directions to Venus,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set at a picnic table at expressway exit, Saturday afternoon, summer, 2000, 2m1f
  • Discovery,” a 40-minute drama in English, set in a file storage room in an adoption agency, 10:00 p.m., Friday night, autumn, 2000, 3f
  • Don't Call Me Loretta,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a diner, Friday evening, 11:45 p.m., 2001, 1m1f
  • The End of My Life as a Back Porch Beautician,” a 6-minute comedy, set in a nearly-empty back porch beauty parlor, U.S.A., 5:00 p.m., Friday, November, 2002, 1f
  • Felicity's Family Tree,” a 15-minute drama in English, set in a small, shabbily furnished apartment, Saturday afternoon, 2001, 2f
  • The Fish in the Dumpster,” a 15-minute drama in English, set outside an expressway gas station, 2:00 a.m., late fall, 2000, 1f
  • It’s So Me, Mom!” an 8-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, spring, 8:30 p.m., 2001, 2f
  • The Jar,” a 6-minute drama in English, set in a nearly empty living room, 8:45 a.m., 2001, 2m
  • Juice,” a 15-minute drama in English, set in a halfway house for men, weekday, 9:30 a.m., 2001, 1m2f
  • Malinda,” a 30-minute drama in English, set in a slave cabin, late on a dark weekday night, February, 1863, 1m1f
  • A Mustache and a Mattress,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in the mattress department of a store, afternoon, 2001, 1m1f
  • Special Delivery,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set in the reception area of a new-age medical clinic, weekday, 1998, 2m2f
  • A Valentine’s Day Sale,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a discount computer store, evening, Valentine’s  Day, 2001, 1m1f

  • Wrinkles,” a 15-minute dark comedy in English, set at a park bench, a sunny afternoon, summer, 2001, 2f

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