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“The Fish in the Dumpster”


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Gall-Clayton, Nancy J. (American playwright, writer, writing instructor, February 6, 1946-____), “The Fish in the Dumpster,”

a 15-minute drama in English, set outside an expressway gas station, 2:00 a.m., late fall, 2000.

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  •  © 2000 by Nancy J. Gall-Clayton;  •  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 February 3, 2001; Gall-Clayton says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Angie (f), 30, a deserted woman.

  §  Synopsis “Angie is talking to a stranger outside the gas station where her boyfriend abandoned her. It is obvious she has been through an ordeal though she is upbeat and hopeful about the future. As her story unfolds, the audience realizes, with a growing sense of horror, that Angie has left a newborn to die in the dumpster out back.

  §  Comment “Lights and sound can convey that this takes place near an expressway. No scenery or props are needed.  •  People love or hate this play. It received a reading in Kentucky and a production in New York City.”

  §  Themes abandonment, baby, delusion, desertion, mental illness, pregnancy.
 

See also Nancy J. Gall-Clayton’s

 
 

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