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Perlman, Sandra (American playwright, 1944- ), “And the Evening and the Morning Were the First Day,”

a 10-minute comedy set in a kitchen, 1994,

1m1f,

© 1994, by Sandra Perlman, perl@sperlman.com, script/rights available from Franklin Mills Press, P. O. Box 906, Kent, Ohio 44240, telephone 330-673-8632, fax 330- 677-2488, http://www.sperlman.com. Cited to present author by Sandra Perlman via e-mail, January 11, 1996; Perlman says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Eve (f), wife of Adam; Stan (m), salesman

  §  Synopsis “‘Are you happy?’ the disembodied voice asks Eve one night; and the next day, that same question haunts this normally complacent wife of Adam as she packs his lunch. When she asks her only friend Stan—the quintessential salesman and card player—about this question, his answers encourage her to think about life beyond her seemingly perfect garden.
 

  §  Comments “Minimal staging with 1950s look.”
  §  Themes card playing, complacency, disembodiment, friendship, happiness, marriage, selling, voice.
See also Sandra Perlman’s
  • "Before the War," a 10-minute dance-drama in English, 4f
  • "Covers," a 10-minute drama in English, 2f
  • "Jocasta," a 45-minute drama in English, set in the royal bedroom of Jocasta, Queen of ancient Thebes, 2f
  • "Something With Fish," a drama in English, 1f
  • "Uniform Love," a farce-drama in English, 2m1f

  • "The Woman in the White Jogging Suit," a 50-minute drama in English, 2f



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