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“The Sign Lady”

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Willis, Steve (American playwright, college professor, actor, director, 1959-____), "The Sign Lady,"

a 15-minute drama in English, set on the sidewalk in front of a playground, mid-afternoon, late summer, 1997,


;   © 1997 by Steve Willis;  •  in Steve Willis’ The Sign Lady (Greensboro, North Carolina , U.S.A.: The Author, 1997);  •  script/rights available from Steve Willis, 1111-A West Bessemer Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina 27408, U.S.A., telephone (home) 336-691-9416, e-mail SWillis07@aol.com.  • Cited by Steve Willis via ftp, May 24, 1998; Willis says,

  §  Dramatis Persona _______ (f), a young mother.

  §  Synopsis "Following an act of random violence on a playground in a small southern town, a young mother cares enough to hold up a sign every Thursday afternoon. Her commitment and concern demand community attention to the threat of violence against children.

  §  Themes American South, community, commitment, concern, motherhood, playground, random violence, small town, violence, youth.

See also Steve Willis’s

1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays

Vols. 1 and 2

  (Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.; Folkestone, Kent, U.K.: Scarecrow Press, 1995, 1999)

vol. 1 [1995] ISBN 0810829851, vol. 2 [1999] ISBN 0810836009

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