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Motown at the Moon Palace

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Child, Christine (American playwright, 19__- ____), “Old Granddad,”

a 20-minute post-Christmas comedy in English set in a small city in the American Midwest,


(can play with Christine Child’s “Aubergine,” a 30-minute experimental piece, 2f; and her “Motown at the Moon Palace,” a 45-minute comedy in English set in a Chinese restaurant in a mall somewhere in the Midwest, during tornado season, 2m2f) script/rights available from Christine Child, 2332 Scottwood Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43620, telephone 419-255-9211. Cited by Christine Child via e-mail mwikand@uof02.utoledo.edu October 12, 1995; Child says,

Dramatis Personae _______ (m), ______________; _______ (f), ______________.

Synopsis “On the day after Christmas, in a small city in the Midwest, two characters struggle with their depression and, surprisingly, find solace in Motown and each other.

Comment “Can be performed on a bare stage, or on a single simple set. Performed by Quaigh Theatre, New York City, New York, U.S.A.; Calliope Theatre, Williamstown, Massachusetts, U.S.A.; Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake, New York, U.S.A.; and North Coast Theatre, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A.”

Themes American Midwest, Christmas, depression, Motown, solace.


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