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Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, educator, 1965-____), and Michael Paslawski (American playwright, writer, 1977-____), “Grandpa Jim Is Dead,”

a 10-minute comedy in English, set in an apartment living room, 2003.

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; • © 2003 by Roy C. Booth and Michael Paslawski; • in Roy C. Booth and Michael Paslawski’s Grandpa Jim Is Dead (Bovey, Minnesota, U.S.A.: The Authors, 2003); • script/rights available from Roy C. Booth, P.O. Box 512, Bovey, Minnesota 55709, U.S.A., telephone (home) 218-245-3631, e-mail roycbooth@hotmail.com; contact Michael Paslawski, 3738 Cranbrook Drive, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55110, U.S.A., e-mail mighty_pirate@hotmail.com. • Cited by Roy C. Booth via ftp, July 1, 2003; Booth says,

§ Dramatis Personae Bob (m), 30, husband; Karen (f), 28, wife.

§ Synopsis “A humerous wrong number cell phone catastrophe greatly influences a young couple’s future TV viewing habits.

§ Comment “Only things needed for this play are a sofa, a cell phone, a date book, a pen, some tissues, and two actors. A TV is optional. • The play is set to be performed at the Elephant Theater in Hollywood during summer, 2003. Details on the company forthcoming."

§ Themes cell phone, death, relationships, TV viewing habits, wrong number.

See also Roy C. Booth’s

  • "Cafe a la Ionesco," a 32-minute absurdist farce in English, set in a fancy restaurant in Nymore, Minnesota, Tuesday evening, February 2, 1999, 3m1f
  • "The Coat," a 20-minute drama in English, set in a Greek mountain outpost, late night, winter, 1940, 3m1f
  • "The Coldest Time of the Year," a 20-minute children's play in English, set in a forest in India, long ago, 3m
  • "The Confession," a 25-minute suspense drama in English, set in a small, isolated church, northern Minnesota woods, U.S.A., 1995, 2m
  • "He Who Gets Laughed at Last," a 25-minute dark comedy in English, set the dressing room in a comedy club, 1996, 2m2f
  • "The Peasant and the Waterman," a 15-minute children's play in English, set in Old Russia, long ago, 3m1f
  • "Ratopolis," a 22-minute science fiction drama in English, set in American suburbia, 2045,1m1f (+ extras)

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Page mounted July 18, 2003, and updated July 19, 2003, February 2, July 22, 2004, by the Webmaster.

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