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Lauinger, Joe (American playwright, college teacher, 1947-____ ), “High-Risk Giving,”

a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set at a blood bank, almost 5:00 p.m. closing time, 1995,

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© 1995 by Joe Lauinger;  •  scripts/rights available from Joe Lauinger, 34 Hudson Street, Ossining, New York 10562, U.S.A., telephone (home) 914-762-0839, (work) 914-395-2264, fax 914-762-0839, e-mail jlauin@mail.slc.edu.  •  Cited by Joe Lauinger via ftp, June 14, 1998; Lauinger says,

  §  Dramatis Personae _________ (m), prospective blood-donor;  _________ (f), nurse.

  §  Synopsis “At a blood bank at closing time, the nurse is getting ready to leave after a long weary day in the blood business during the age of AIDS.  A prospective blood-donor rushes in crazy, panicked, saying he/she has to give blood today, ‘right now—don't close up!’  The nurse is annoyed.  Who needs this?  Who indeed?”

  §  Comment See also Joe Lauinger’s

  • The Box,” a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a confessional box, 6:00 p.m., Saturday evening, 1995, 1m1f
  • The Chamberpot,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set in a junk shop, lunchtime, 1996, 2m1f
  • Close Enough for Jazz,” a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a single woman’s bed, after midnight, 1995, 1m1f
  • Flight,” a comedy in English, set in a jetliner, afternoon flight, 1996, 2m1f
  • The Green Cheese Mystery,” a 30-minute comedy in English, set in a kitchen in a beach house, 1:00 a.m., Saturday morning, 1999, 1m1f
  • Half in Love,” a comedy-drama in English, set in a cemetery, lunchtime, a sunny day, 1995, 1m1f
  • Ill Met by Moonlight,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set in a research laboratory for nocturnal animals, 3:00 a.m., 1999, 1m1f
  • Oh Moonflower! a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a flowershop, noon, 1999, 1m1f
  • Waiting for Wood,” a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set in the green room of a porn movie theatre, 4:00 p.m., 1996, 2m1f
  • Wax and Wane,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set on the moon, lunch break, 1999, 1m1f
  • What A Moon! a 10-minute comedy in English, set on a blanket in a park, midnight, summer, 1999, 1m1f
  • Woo at the Zoo," a 20-minute comedy in English, set at a bench at the zoo in front of the monkey house, tea time, 1996, 2m1f
  •   §  Themes AIDS, blood bank, cemetery, donation.
     

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