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Calman, Craig D. (American playwright, writer, actor, 1953-____), “In Concert,”

a 30-minute dramady in English, set on a concert stage, late at night,

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 •  © 1977 by Craig D. Calman;  •  in Craig D. Calman’s In Concert (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 1977);  •  script/rights available from Craig Calman, 6632 Lexington Avenue #77, Los Angeles, California  90038, U.S.A., e-mail craigcalman@earthlink.net, telephone (home) 323-906-8886, (work) 323-906-8886, fax 323-906-8886, http://home.earthlink.net/~craigcalman.  •  Cited by Craig D. Calman via ftp July 14, 2002; Calman says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Benny (m), age open, a wandering hobo; Hope (f), 40-plus, a suicidal concert pianist.

  §  Synopsis “Unfulfilled concert pianist Hope is ‘saved’ from a late night suicide attempt by wandering hobo Benny. This unlikely pair discover they have much in common.

  §  Comment “One scene, an empty concert stage with a (preferably) grand piano on it, sheet music on the piano, a stand.  Benny carries a large tote bag with a variety of goodies including a hair brush, bottles of beer and a box of Snarol; Hope has her purse and revolver and box of bullets. A suicide attempt is clearly a serious matter; however, the characters do have numerous lighthearted and funny moments. The sense of pain they feel must be real; the play ends with Hope and Benny going off for some strawberry pie.  •  Staged readings and one production so far have received warm audience response.  •  As I am fluent in Spanish, play can be translated into Spanish by author.”

  §  Themes artistic failure, class differences, homelessness, hope, interpersonal relationships, suicide attempt.
 
 

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