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Wood, Nick (aka Nick Francis Wood, British playwright, writer, teacher, 1949-____), “Female 29, G.S.O.H.,”

a 40-minute comedy in English, set in one setting that can change with minimal fuss from a wine bar to a flat etc., the present,

1m1f;

  •  © 1998 by Nick Wood;  •  script/rights available from Nick Wood, 1, Dagmar Grove, Alexandra Park, Nottingham, NG3 4JE, England, e-mail nick.wood@breathemail.net, telephone (home) 0115 9857569.  •  Cited by Nick Wood, via ftp August 9, 1999; Wood says,

  § Dramatis Personae Tom (m), 30, impulsive romantic; Kate (f), 32, another impulsive romantic.

  § Synopsis “Kate is not unhappy with her life but, on impulse, she decides to submit a lonely hearts advert,
and equally on impulse, Tom sees it and decides to answer. They meet. Then they develop and lose a relationship.

  § Comment “Two chairs and a table, minimal hand props. The action moves easily from one location to another, as everything is in the text. Premiered at  Derby Playhouse, October, 1997. The second production occurred at the Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, London, September, 1998.  •  ‘This play was sheer magic, holding the capacity audience rapt. . . . It is a genuinely funny play. . . . The power of the word and the power of the actor are wedded to perfection.’—Robert Smith, The London Fringe.  •  ‘We follow with laughter and understanding their developing intimacy; we share their growing knowledge of themselves and lament when their relationship sadly fades.’—Frank Eggins, The Stage.”

 § Themes advertisement, first encounter, honesty, relationships.

See also Nick Wood’s:

  • The Graceland Experience,” a 40-minute comedy in English, set in the lounge of an old peoples’ home, July, 1999, 1m1f
  • Suspicious Minds,” a 40-minute comedy in English, set in an empty office, July, 1999, 2m1f

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