Pitchforth, Josiah Miles (American playwright, September 28, 1982-____), “One Night Stand,”
a 20-minute drama in English, set at the Eden Motel, night, 2001,
• © 2001 by Josiah Miles Pitchforth; • script/rights available from Josiah Pitchforth, 9863 SW 35th Avenue, Apartment #63, Portland, Oregon 97219, U.S.A., e-mail email@example.com, telephone (home) 503-246-3028, fax 207-967-5985. • Cited by Josiah Miles Pitchforth via ftp December 29, 2001; Pitchforth says,
§ Dramatis Personae Scott (m), 23, a computer programmer; Alisa (f), 19, a prostitute.
§ Synopsis “Scott has testicular cancer. Tonight is his last night to have sex before doctors remove his testicles. Alisa is a prostitute, stranger to Scott. Tonight they are together, and what unfolds is a frightening conversation about men, women, sex, love and the illusions that souls create.
§ Comment “At the Eden Motel, sleazy, dark, gloomy with contrasting neon. Characters remove articles of clothing throughout the conversation in metaphoric harmony, as they reveal themselves emotionally.”
§ Themes first encounter, illusion, male-female relationship, last chance, motel, orchidectomy, prostitution, sex, love, testicular cancer.
See also Josiah Miles Pitchforth’s
“The Employee,” a 20-minute psychological thriller in English, set at a blue-collar insurance company, Vermont, U.S.A., 2002, 2m
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