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Bollow, Ludmilla (American playwright, writer, actress, 19__-____), “City Sidewalks,”

a 15-minute bare-stage drama in English, set on a city street, U.S.A., Christmas Eve, the present, 1f; • © 1998 by Ludmilla Bollow; • in Ludmilla Bollow’s City Sidewalks (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.: The Author, 1998); • script/rights from Ludmilla Bollow, 314 West Sugar Lane, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217, U.S.A., e-mail bollow@earthlink.net, telephone (home) 414-352-8370, http://home.earthlink.net/~bollow/. • Cited by Ludmilla Bollow, via ftp September 15, 1999; Bollow says, § “Dramatis Personae Street Person (f), older, but age not identifiable.

§ Synopsis “On Christmas eve, a shabbily-dressed woman braces herself against the cold, seeking shelter for the bitter night. She picks a spot in front of a department store window featuring a manger scene. Amid past and present memories, she views the images in the window as alive, with the child beckoning to her. Changes occur, and she decides a warmer place would be in the straw of the outdoor manger scene in the nearby church.

§ Comment “A special presentation for a Christmas program. No setting needed. Optional background Christmas music. • Premiered by Pike Theatre Guild, Pittsfield, Illinois, U.S.A.”

§ Themes carol, Christmas, miracle, shelter, street person.

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