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"Indian Summer"

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Ganem, Mitchell (American playwright, commercial producer, February 3, 1962-____), "Indian Summer,"

a 25-minute comedic drama in English, set on the shore of a lake in New Hampshire, sunset, 1996,


  •  © 1996;  •  script/rights available from Mitchell Ganem, JAF, Box 7447 New York City, New York USA 10116, telephone 212-568-0311, or agent SUSAN GURMAN AGENCY,  865 West End Avenue, #15A  New York, New York 10025, U.S.A., telephone 212-749-4618.  •  Cited by playwright via ftp, July 16, 1997; Ganem says,

Dramatis Personae Kate (f), Terry's best friend; Terry (m), Kate's best friend.

Synopsis "Terry and his best friend, Kate, are both gay. Terry has retreated to a lakeside hideaway to battle with the deadly (unnamed) disease that is devastating his body. Kate has appeared both in a show of support and to keep him in touch with reality in her own very funny, inimitable way-and to deliver some pills that Terry may or may not use to bring the end on sooner.

Comment "With its laugh in the face of adversity voice, 'Indian Summer' ultimately sings of the glorious ties of friendship and of how those ties grow more and more dear in this day and age of death impending."

Themes death, disease, female homosexuality, gay, male homosexuality, lesbian, longtime friendship, retreat, suicide.

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