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The Club

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Eisenstein, Linda (American playwright, 1950-____), The Club,

a 10-minute seriocomic monolog about a bisexual woman's nightmare,


    © 1995 by Linda Eisenstein, in Linda Eisenstein's anthology Bad Grrrls (Cleveland, Ohio: Herone Press, 1996);    scripts/rights available from Linda Eisenstein via e-mail herone@en.com or http://www.lindaeisenstein.com or via regular mail, Herone Press, P. O. Box 749, Cleveland, Ohio 44107-0749, U.S.A., voice/fax 216-631-5812. Updated by Linda Eisenstein via e-mail herone@en.com, February 20, 1996; Eisenstein says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Charlie (f), a bisexual poet.

  §  Synopsis Charlie recounts her recurrent nightmare: she is outside a woman's club, awaiting an interrogation by threatening bouncers (a Phyllis Schlafly clone and a cultural feminist) on her sexual preferences and loyalties.

  §  Comment A seriocomic look at our slippery identities and the desire to fit in. Premiered at the Melbourne Fringe Festival as part of a cabaret called Neon Girls, directed by Kim Hanna, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It since has had successful productions at Theatre Q, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.; Total Theatre, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.; and The Fritz Theatre, San Diego, California, U.S.A. Currently scheduled is an Off-Broadway production, at Altered Stages, New York City, in June, 1997. One of a series of short plays exploring personal transformation. In the series are 'At the Root,' 'The Cassandra Complex,' 'The Club,' 'Golden Gate,' 'In Illo Tempore,' 'The Names of the Beast,' and 'Running from the Red Girl.'. . . NOTE: Production of 'The Club' requires permission from the playwright and a royalty." Published in the magazine Anything That Moves, October, 1997.

  §  Themes belonging, bisexuality, feminism, interrogation, nightmare.

See also Linda Eisensteins

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