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Stemple, Beth Campbell (American playwright, free-lance writer, 1962-____ ), “Foreplay,”

a 10-minute comedy sketch in English set in an apartment foyer, 1995,

1m1f;

  •  © 1995 by Beth Campbell Stemple;  • script/rights available from Beth Campbell Stemple at saltybeth@earthlink.net; sample of text available at http://home.earthlink.net/~saltybeth/main.htm. Cited by Beth Campbell Stemple via e-mail, June12, 1996; Stemple says,

  §  Dramatis Personae _______ (m), _______; _______ (f), _______.

  §  Synopsis “A superficial couple explore why passion is sometimes no longer automatic.

  §  Comment “This sketch is rather risque as the two leads really go at each other after unsuccessful sex. The only props are a pair of women’s spike heel shoes. The man wears only a bedsheet, and the woman is partially dressed. The play is part of an evening of sketch comedy called Faces of Excess, a ribald review of sex, drugs, and rock & roll. This sketch makes the point that if something turns you on, use it. Performers’ Co-op, New London, Connecticut, U.S.A., developed this play in 1996 for the show Faces of Excess. It was originally performed at the Hygienic Arts Festival, New London, in January, 1996.

  §  Themes _____, _____.

See also Beth Campbell Stemple’s:

  • Caller ID,” a 35-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a college student union hallway, 1994, 1m2f+ or 2m1f+
  • Frank Capra Gets His Wings,” a 30-minute drama in English with comedic elements, set no specific time or place, 1m1f (1m of any age, 1f of childbearing age)
  • The Gift to the Magi,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in an empty room, Christmas Eve, 1997, 1m1f
  • Gravity,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a yard with an apple tree, on a summer day, 1996, 1m1f
  • Hair-Personality Conflict,” a 10-minute satirical sketch in English, set in a beauty salon, 1995, 1m1f
  • Kissing,” a 10-minute drama with comedic elements in English, set in an office ladies room, 1995, 2f
  • Live from [insert your town here]!” an 8-minute comedy sketch in English, set on a theater stage, 1995, 1m1f (male 30-40ish, female 30-40ish + male voice 30-40ish)
  • Longplay,” a 10-minute comedy sketch in English, set in an apartment, 1995, 2m (30-40)
  • Monica,” an 8-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, late evening, 1998, 1f
  • Old Wives’Tales,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a church pew, immediately following a wedding, 1998, 2f

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