Turner, Brian (New Zealand playwright, 1936- ), "Dreamers,"
a 30-minute romance in English set in Wellington, New Zealand, at various times,
© 1990 by Brian Turner, script/rights available from Brian Turner, 26 Beach Road, Te Horo 6470, New Zealand, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone (home, NZ) 06-364-3466, (work) 06-364-3466. Cited to Webmaster by playwright via ftp, May 28, 1997; Turner says,
§ Dramatis Personae "Thomas Young-Felo [pronounced 'Feelo'] (m), 50-52, MA, the proprietor of a secondhand bookshop, wearing a suit with a waistcoat that is old or secondhand but well cared for; Kathrine de Bris (f), 21-25, BA, a school teacher, dressed in an individual style, sometimes with clashing colours.
§ Synopsis "Kate comes to Thomas's bookshop looking for an old volume for use in a school play and finds Thomas. Recovering from a bad relationship and being attracted to Thomas she returns and invites Thomas to a soiree at her flat. At the soiree Thomas is about to invite Kate out when something happens which prevents it. They go to their separate beds and dream of each other. End of relationship. Between all this they have daydreams and real dreams. Thomas abandoned his daughter as a child overseas and Kate was abandoned by her father overseas.
"The scene is Wellington, New Zealand; however, the director could set
it in any city if the locations can be simulated. The set should be simple.
A lighting plot providing cross-fades without blackouts can indicate the
scene and mood changes. Restricting the various locations to specific areas
of the stage is unnecessary. Utilising a single spot for the dreams of
each character provides a suitable "dream" colour. Cross lighting, slightly
forward of vertical, is quite effective. (However, these comments need
not restrict the designer.) Premiered at Stagecraft 1990, directed by the
author. Produced at Stagecraft 1991, directed by Sambrene Chandler, and
at Corner Theatre 1992, directed by Anne Elliot-Smith."
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