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Biss, Andrew (British playwright, ____-____), “An Honest Mistake,”

a 15-minute dark comedy in English, set in the kitchen of Madge and Stan’s home in London, evening, 2000,

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  •  © 2000 by Andrew Biss;  •  script/rights available from Andrew Biss, e-mail andrewbiss@hotmail.com. Cited by Andrew Biss via ftp February 17, 2001; Biss says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Madge (f), 54, inured to the abuse of her husband, absent-minded; Stan (m), 56, a boor.

  §  Synopsis “Madge has long since surrendered herself to the verbal abuse doled out to her by her belligerent husband, Stan. On this particular evening, however, her fears of a rat beneath the floorboards combines with her natural absent-mindedness and results in her dishing up Stan not only his evening meal—but also his just desserts!

  §  Comment “One simple set, no scene changes. Premiered at New York’s American Globe Theatre, 2001.”

  §  Themes abuse, accidental death, cats, cockney, dysfunctional marriage, liberation, poetic justice, poison.
 

See also Andrew Biss’:
  • Cuthbert’s Last Stand,” a 40-minute comedy in English, set in the drawing room of Mrs. Pennington-South’s London home, late afternoon, 2001, 2m1f
  • An Embarrassing Odour,” a 15-minute dark comedy in English, set in the living room of Ethel's East London home, night, 2000, 1m1f
  • A Familiar Face,” a 40-minute dark comedy in English, set in a London café, afternoon, 2000, 2f
  • Indigenous Peoples,” a 40-minute comedy in English, set in a campsite in the Lake District, England, late afternoon, 2001, 1m1f
  • The One-Eyed Guru,” a 40-minute drama in English, set in the living room of Jack and Rachel's London flat, 11:30 p.m., 2001, 1m1f

  • A Slip of the Tongue,” a 15-minute dark farce in English, set in an office in the solicitors firm of Reams & Ramsbottom, morning, 2000, 1m1f

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