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Biss, Andrew (British playwright, ____-____), “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;

  •  © 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 Miss Perkins (f), 22, a secretary, nervous type; Mr. Reams (m), 58, lascivious and self-important.

  §  Synopsis “Miss Perkins, tired of the constant innuendos and sexual insinuations of her employer, Mr. Reams, has decided to hand in her notice. On this particular morning, however, Mr. Reams decides to take things one step further. Unfortunately, due to Miss Perkins’ naturally nervous disposition, combined with a telephone that rings at a disturbingly high pitch, he soon discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew . . . or at least, one of them has.

  §  Comment “One simple set, no scene changes.”

  §  Themes anxiety, blood, comeuppance, farce, frustration, innuendo, intimidation, office politics, sexual harassment, sexual predator.
 

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
  • An Honest Mistake,” a 15-minute dark comedy in English, set in the kitchen of Madge and Stan’s home in London, evening, 2000, 1m1f
  • 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
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