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Peterson, Eric C. (American playwright/actor/director, 1970-____), “Jackpot,”

a 10-minute comedy in English, evening, 1996,


; • © 1996 by Eric C. Peterson; • in Eric C. Peterson’s Jackpot (Washington, D.C., U.S.A.: The Author, 1996); • script/rights available from Eric C. Peterson, 1533 D Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002, U.S.A., e-mail Red7Eric@aol.com, telephone (home) 202-397-7150, http://hometown.aol.com/dctriplethreat/. • Cited by Eric C. Peterson via e-mail April 3, 1996; Peterson says,

§ Dramatis Personae Bryan (m), husband, actor; Grace (f),wife, actor.

§ Synopsis “Bryan and Grace, a young married couple both pursuing acting careers in New York, squabble over Grace’s disparaging attitude resulting from a career slump and from her having purchased a lottery ticket with their budget strained past the limit. The winning numbers appear on television. Their lives change as they realize that they have just won five and a half million dollars. Bryan is positively gleeful, while Grace almost immediately begins to mourn that their ‘starving-artist’ days are over.”

§ Themes acting, attitude, budget, career, disparagement, lottery, marriage, New York City, number, perspective, slump, television, theatre, ticket, wealth, winning, youth.

See also Eric C. Peterson’s

  • "Afterglow," a 23-minute comedy-drama in five scenes in English set in a bedroom, October-December, 1994, 1m1f
  • "The Lady Doth Protest," a 10-minute drama in English, set in a police station in Washington, D.C., U.S.A., late at night, spring in the months preceding the War in Iraq, 2003, 2f
  • "Letters to Orenthal," a 10-minute sociopolitical drama in English set simultaneously at three writing desks in different parts of America, October 4, 1995, 1m2f or 2m1f

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