Bettencourt, Michael (American playwright, 1953-____), “How Do You Like Your Blue-Eyed Boy?” a 15-minute drama in English, set in a warehouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1999,
• © 1999 by Michael Bettencourt; • script/rights available from Michael Bettencourt, 95 Columbia Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, U.S.A., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone (home) 617-492-3347. • Cited by Michael Bettencourt, via ftp February 27, 2000; Bettencourt says,
§ Dramatis Personae Dr. Jeremiah Kissov (m), 45, inventor of “dignicide,” an assisted suicide technique; Lilah Lawton (f), 45, daughter of the most recent “dignicide,”
§ Synopsis “Lilah Lawton kidnaps Dr. Kissov to hold him accountable for what she sees as the forced death of her mother, Alice Lawton. She calls herself the ‘prodigal daughter’ and grieves that her mother did not want to see her before she died.
§ Comment “Single scene. Uses a gun (unfired), tape, knife, and a wooden chair with arms.”
§ Themes abduction,
accountability, assisted death, euthanasia, grief, mother-daughter relationship,
murder, prodigal, rejection, suicide.
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