Golden, Summer M. (American playwright, acting/comedy teacher, performer, 1942-____), “The Cocktail Party,”
a 15-minute bare-stage satirical comedy in English, set in a theatre, U.S.A., 2001,
• © 2001 by Summer M. Golden; • script/rights available from Summer Golden, 4114 Iowa Street, San Diego, California 92104, U.S.A., e-mail email@example.com, telephone (home) 619-298-5844. • Cited by Summer Golden via ftp May 27, 2001; Golden says,
§ Dramatis Persona Belle (f), middle-aged homeless person.
§ Synopsis “Belle, a homeless woman, enters the theater through the lobby. She pushes a shopping cart filled with left-overs from someone else’s cocktail party. Four audience members are invited to join her ‘party.’ Belle hands her ‘guests’ profound, humorous written statements to read in response to her comments. When Belle sickens of her ‘guests,’ she collects her gear and departs.
§ Comment “One scene, one set. No costume changes. Easy to stage. No special requirements. • Produced by the Fritz Theater in San Diego, (619) 233-7505, and by The Theatre Guild of New Jersey in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.”
audience participation, bare-stage, cocktail party, fourth-wall abrogation,
homelessness, one-woman show, shopping cart, social satire.
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