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Troy, Mark (American playwright, writer, 1966-____), “Peking Duck,”

a 40-minute black comedy in English, set in a Canal Street apartment, New York City, 2000,


; • © 2000 by Mark Troy; • in Mark Troy’s Peking Duck (Toluca Lake, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2000); • script/rights available from Mark Troy, 248 Hollywood Way, Toluca Lake, California 91505, U.S.A., telephone (home) 818 929 9058, e-mail mmtbupkus@charter.net. • Cited by Mark Troy via ftp October 22, 2003; Troy says,

§ Dramatis Personae Hugo Franklyn (m), 32, a depressed, lonely misfit in the real world; Libby (f), 28, cute, bubbly, full of life and personality.

§ Synopsis “Hugo had a date with Libby. It went well. At least in Libby’s eyes. In fact, she shows up on Hugo’s doorstep the next morning before work to pledge her love. What she just can’t get through her head is that Hugo has given up on women, on life, on everything, and is desperately trying to kill himself.

§ Comment "The theme of ‘Peking Duck’ is survival. Hope. Through a very funny series of incidents, these two people come together as they find they both need and love each other. • 1 scene, I set. An apartment with few furnishings but the character of Hugo has about ten telephones, all working (need cues). And there is a small window in one of the walls that is very important. Production is easy. • This play has been produced in New York and Los Angeles. • Write me and check out my other plays.”

§ Themes courtship, morning after, self-isolation, suicide.

See also Mark Troy’s

  • "Desperation," a 50-minute comedy in English, set in a basement apartment, New York City, evening, 1985, 1m1f (+ 2f nonspeaking)
  • "A Jewish Booty Call," a 45-minute comedy in English, set in a small West End apartment, New York City, evening, 1998, 1m1f
  • "Madison Bloody Avenue," a 40-minute comedy in English, set in an office, New York City, morning, 1996, 1m1f
  • "The Misguided Production," a 25-minute comedy in English, set in a small Jewish temple office, morning, 2004, 1m1f

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