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Tobin, Scott (American playwright, 19__-____),“50,000 Hubcaps,”

a 20-minute comedy in English, set in a used-hubcap shop in Ohio, U.S.A., 2003,


; • © 2003 by Scott Tobin; • in Scott Tobin’s 50,000 Hubcaps (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from Scott Tobin, telephone 773-929-7105, e-mail stob99@yahoo.com. • Cited by Alan Woods via e-mail June 16, 2003; Tobin, October 9, 2003, says,

§ Dramatis Personae Stan (m), 65, tries to be a patient man throughout the pressures of owning a business; Officer Kirby (f), 55, prides herself on being a well-liked member of law-enforcement; Chico (m), 65, a crusty assistant who is none too eager to please.

§ Synopsis “Stan owns a small business called 50,000 Hubcaps, a place that is more of a roadside attraction than a practical shop. He gets a morning visit from Officer Kirby, who notifies him that two sets of hubcaps have been stolen from one particular car. Stan takes offense at Kirby’s insinuations but tries to assist Officer Kirby in her investigation. They call upon Stan's assistant, Chico, a grouchy man who cannot stand much of anything. The three try to solve the mystery of the eight missing hubcaps.

§ Comment Semifinalist, The Eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors Competition, announced June 13, 2003. • “Eileen Heckart (1919-2001) [was] the distinguished American actress whose long career culminated in her stunning performance in Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery (2000), for which she received the Drama Desk Award, Obie Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award. That same year she was awarded the Tony for lifetime achievement. She also was the recipient of an Academy Award (Butterflies Are Free), Golden Globe (The Bad Seed) and an Emmy (Save Me A Place at Forest Lawn). She was recognized with a Margo Jones Medal in 2000 for her long championing of new plays, having appeared in almost thirty world premiere productions.”—TRI: Eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors Competition, http://www.lib.ohio-state.edu/triweb/heckart.html, accessed July 25, 2003.

§ Themes trust, work ethics.

See also Scott Tobin's

  • Cotton Girls,” a comedy in English, set atop a Ferris wheel, U.S.A., night, 1959, 3f

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