Ranscombe, Pauline (Australian playwright, free-lance writer, actor, 1943-____), “Friday 13th,”
an 8-minute comedy in English, set on a bare stage, just after Friday 13th, modern time,
• © 1994 by Pauline Ranscombe; • script/rights available from Pauline Ranscombe, “Combaren,” 49, Brooklet Road, Newrybar, NSW 2479, Australia, e-mail email@example.com, telephone (home) (02) 66871998. • Cited by Pauline Ranscombe, via ftp June 30, 2000; Ranscombe says,
§ Dramatis Personae Mabel (f), 62, Charlie’s wife; Charlie (m), 65, Mabel’s husband.
§ Synopsis “Poor old Charlie gets wheeled onto the stage in a wheelchair. He is heavily bandaged and doesn’t get a word in as his wife, Mabel, tells the audience how he got to be in the wheelchair.
§ Comment “Props required are a wheelchair, small table with a glass of orange juice on it. • Production history: 1993, one night for a Black Friday theme, Old Drill Hall Theatre; 1994, two nights theatre/restaurant, Malanda Theatre Company, Queensland.”
§ Themes Black, disability, Friday 13th, marriage, monologue, old age, safety, wheelchair.
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