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Spector, Donna (American playwright, 1946-____), “Passing Fancies,”

a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a gloomy Greek restaurant in Pasadena, California, early evening, 2002,

1m1f;    •  © 2001 by Donna Spector;  •  script/rights available from Donna Spector, 115 Blooms Corners Road, Warwick, New York 10990, U.S.A., e-mail dspector@warwick.net, telephone (home) 845-986-7718.  •  Cited by Donna Spector via ftp April 29, 2002; Spector says,

  §  Dramatis Personae George (m), 32, e-mail pal to Liana: Liana (f), 22, e-mail pal to George.

  §  Synopsis “George and Liana, who have been corresponding with each other by e-mail, meet for the first time in a Pasadena restaurant. George fails to notice signs that Liana is not mentally well-balanced until she begins to discuss plans for their wedding, at which point he panics and leaves. Liana calls after him the names of the children they would have had as the play ends.

  §  Comment “Communication difficulties between men and women. Relationship problems in an electronic age.  •  Single set: a darkly-lit Greek restaurant with a table, two chairs.  •  Premiered at One Act Festival by SASi Productions at the Comedy Club in New York City, 2000.

  §  Themes battle of the sexes, communication, e-mail, first encounter, flight, panic, putative offspring, restaurant, sanity.

See also Donna Spector’s

  • The Church of Empirical Human Cartology,” a 15-minute dark comedy satire in English, set in a cold, barren office in the Church of Empirical Human Cartology, evening, 2000, 1m1f
  • The Crystal Ball,”  a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a fortune-teller’s parlor in the West Village, Manhattan, New York City, on a spring afternoon, 2001, 1m3f

  • Short-Term Affairs,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set in The Bureau of Short-Term Affairs, New York City, late afternoon, 2001, 1m1f

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