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Gall-Clayton, Nancy J. (American playwright, writer, writing instructor, February 6, 1946-____), “Aphrodite at the ER,”

a 10-minute comedy in English, set at a hospital emergency room  registration desk, Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2001,

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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 Aphrodite (f), goddess; Bud (m), ER registration clerk.

  §  Synopsis “Very pregnant and mysteriously transported into the 21st century, the goddess Aphrodite—who lacks insurance and a surname—has trouble being admitted to the hospital to deliver Eros. Eros (AKA Cupid) is born as she’s arguing with Bud, the ER registration clerk. A quick arrow from Eros to Bud and his feelings about Aphrodite change.

  §  Comment “Only a desk, a chair, and a doll are needed.”  Could pair with Lewis W. Heniford’s “Shrew You; or, Who Hath Need of Men? As Goode Accounte As Anye Knowne Describing How Sweet Shagsper Shuffles Off His Mortal Coil,” a
      fantasy-comedy in English, 2m2f.

  §  Themes Valentine’s Day, Eros, Cupid, Aphrodite, pregnancy, arrow, love.

See also Nancy J. Gall-Clayton’s

 

 

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