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Parra, Angelo (American playwright, 1948-____), “Midnight Kiss,”

a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a room adjacent to an office party, close to midnight on Christmas, 1998,

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© 1998 by Angelo Parra;  •  script/rights available from Angelo Parra, 35 Midway Road, Chestnut Ridge, New York 10977, U.S.A., telephone (home) 845-426-3518, e-mail playrite@optonline.net  •  Cited by Angelo Parra, via ftp, August  20, 1998; Parra says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Harold (m), a fiancé; Roberta (f), a recent divorcée.

  §  SynopsisIn a room adjacent to an office Christmas party, Harold sits alone sipping eggnog and waiting for an opportune moment to slip out unobtrusively. He is joined by Roberta, a slightly tipsy partygoer. Recently divorced, Roberta tries to cheer Harold up, asking him to kiss her—a traditional midnight Christmas kiss. Harold, whose fiancee is out of town on an emergency relief mission, demurs, but he finds himself identifying and sympathizing with Roberta’s loneliness.”

  §  Comment  See Angelo Parra’s www.parrasite.homestead.com/writer.html  •  “Angelo Parra, an award winning playwright and the director of the Hudson Valley Professional Playwrights Lab, has had more than 20 productions in the United States and at the Edinburgh International Festival. His newest show, The Devil’s Music, which chronicles the life and music of blues legend Bessie Smith, is concluding a sold-out engagement in New York and is slated for a six week run at Florida Stage. Angelo is a two-time NY
Foundation for the Arts Playwriting Fellow, a member of The Dramatists Guild and the BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. He teaches theatre and playwriting at Ramapo College of New Jersey. His two character romantic ‘dramedy’, Canvases, was read at the Newman two seasons ago.”

  §  Themes Christmas party, divorce, inebriation, kiss,  loneliness, midnight, office, sympathy, tradition.

See also Parra’s:

  • Prickasaurus,” a 40-minute drama in English with humor, 1m1f
  • The Slope,”a 35-minute drama with humor in English, set in a brownstone apartment, Brooklyn, New York, on a hot, humid Saturday afternoon, 1991, 1m1f
  • A Waltz Without Turns,” a 28-minute comedy in English, 1m1f

  • Warmflesch,” a 35-minute drama with humor in English, 1m1f

     
     

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