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Lauinger, Joe (American playwright, college professor, 1947-____), “Ill Met by Moonlight,”

a 20-minute comedy in English, set in a research lab for nocturnal animals, 3:00 a.m., 1999,

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  •  © 1999 by Joe Lauinger;  •  in Joe Lauinger’s Ill Met by Moonlight (Ossining, New York 10562, U.S.A.: The Author, 1999);  •  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 12, 1998; Lauinger says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Dr. King (m), famous Oxford researcher; Dr. Klotz (f), famous Harvard researcher.

  §  Synopsis “In a research laboratory into the habits of nocturnal animals, at 3:00 a.m., the animals are watching, and the experiment is at its most hush-hush. Into the lab comes newly-hired famous Harvard researcher, Dr. Klotz , who has already given all the animals cute littlepet-names; she is ready to eat lunch. But the famous Oxford researcher, Dr. King, who runs the lab, has not been told of her addition to the team. He despises her methods, her pet-names, her reputation, her! And she despises everything about him! They meet over a cage—and fight it out!”

  §  Comment Joe Lauinger’s Curriculum Vitae: B.A. University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude), M.A. Oxford University, M.A. Princeton University, Ph.D. Princeton University.

 §  Themes animal, cage, experiment, habit, laboratory, methodology, nocturnal animal, pet, reputation, research, team.
 

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
  • “Bury Him,” a 15-minute drama in English, set at a table in a restaurant, evening, 2002, 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 God Who Made New Hampshire,” a 20-minute drama in English, set in a cabin in New Hampshire, 6:00 p.m., a snowy wintry evening, 2000, 1m1f
  • “The Green Angel,” a 15-minute comedy-mystery in English, set at the circulation desk of a college library, night, 2002, 1m1f
  • “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
  • “High-Risk Giving,” a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set at a blood bank, almost 5:00 p.m. closing time, 1995, 1m1f
  • “In the California Home for the Criminally Beautiful,” an 18-minute comedy in English, set in the reception office for the California Home, morning, on a work-day, 2000, 1m1f
  • “Mushroom Pie,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in the kitchen of a townhouse, dinnertime, 2002,1m1f
  • “Nowhere Zen New Jersey,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a car on the New Jersey Turnpike, New Jersey, U.S..A., daytime, 2000, 1m1f
  • “Oh Moonflower!” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a flowershop, noon, 1999, 1m1f
  • “Oregon Mist,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set at the end of Oregon Trail, near Oregon City, Oregon, U.S.A., late afternoon in the misty rain, 2000, 1m1f
  • “Prepost'rously Befallen or Ass-Backwards in Washington Square,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in Washington Square Park, New York City, 2001, 1m1f
  • “Red Weather,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in an Indian jungle, day, 2002, 1m1f
  • “Sometimes a Wind in the Georgia Dusk,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a public park in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., a beautiful summer evening, 2000, 1m1f
  • “Victims,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in the green room of a TV studio, afternoon, 2002, 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
  • “You Really Ought To Give Iowa a Try,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a bank in central Iowa, U.S.A., middle of a work-day, 2000, 1m1f
  •   §  Themes animal, cage, experiment, habit, laboratory, methodology, nocturnal animal, pet, reputation, research, team.
     

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