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Dubois, Katherine (American playwright, 1958-____), “God for a Day,”

a 40-minute comedy in English, set on a bare stage, 2001,

1m1f,

© 2001 by Katherine Dubois Reed;  •  script/rights available from Katherine Dubois Reed, 3185 17th Street Boulder, Colorado 80304-2617, U.S.A, telephone (home/work) 303-447-2553, e-mail thereeds@pcisys.net.  •  Cited by Katherine Dubois Reed, via ftp, November 29, 2001; Dubois says,

 §  Dramatis Personae Apollo (m), eternally young, a god; Mildred Gordon (f), 60, a mortal.

 §  Synopsis “When Mildred finds herself on Mount Olympus, she first thinks she’s dreaming, then fears she’s dead.  But Apollo explains she’s been chosen for a special program: ‘god for a day.’ Mildred wants to use her new powers to take revenge on her boss and her neighbor and only gradually learns the true meaning of consequences and responsibility. But before she can deal with the chain of reactions her actions have caused, her day is up.

 §  Comment “Minimal technical requirements.”

 §  Themes compassion, fate, consequences, power, responsibility.
 

See also Katherine Dubois’
  • The Baby You Ordered,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, morning, 1999, 1m2f
  • Comeuppance,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a kitchen, after supper, 2001, 2m1f
  • The Con,” a 55-minute farce in English, set in an elegant room in a stately old mansion, morning, 2000, 2m2f
  • The Condition,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a doctor's office, afternoon, 1999, 1m1f
  • Dream Family,”a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, afternoon, 2000, 2m1f
  • The Edge,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set in a high school corridor, morning, 1999, 2m2f
  • Give and Take," a 10-minute drama in English set in the living room of a suburban home, morning, 1996, 2m1f
  • Hale,”a 15-minute comedy in English, set on a stage, whenever, 1m1f
  • Paradise,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set on a a tropical beach, 2002, 2f
  • The Powder Room,” a 43-minute comedy in English, set in the ladies' powder room of a swank hotel, evening, 1998, 4f
  • The Rain Bird,” a 27-minute drama-romance in English, set in a clearing in the woods, morning, 1992, 1m1f
  • Sister’s Keeper,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a kitchen/breakfast room, morning, 2002, 2f
  • The Star,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, U.S.A., evening, 1998, 1m2f
  • Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right,” a 37-minute children’s theatre farce in English, set in the bears’ cave and the forest, once upon a time, 2m2f or 1m3f
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