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Tarbescu, Edith (American playwright, author, 1952-____), “Phone Play,”

a 10-minute comedy in English set in an apartment in an urban area, Friday evening, 1995,

1m1f;

© 1997;  •  script/rights available from Edith Tarbescu, Placitas, New Mexico, U.S.A. Cited by playwright via ftp, June 16, 1997; Tarbescu says,

  § Dramatis Personae Mike (m), _____; _____ (f), Mike’s significant other.

  § Synopsis “Mike comes home from work one evening to find his significant other unable to speak to him unless she holds a phone to her ear. He tries to jolly her out of her new fetish, but he can’t. He tries to analyze this new behavior, but that doesn’t work. Finally, he comes to the conclusion that if he can’t fight ’em, he’ll join ’em. He joins in her game-playing.

  § Comment “See Tarbescu’s Website, http://home.earthlink.net/~tarbescu.”

  § Themes fetish, game-playing, significant other, speech, telephone.

See also Tarbescu’s
  • Connectus Afaricanus,” a 60-minute farce in English, set in New York City; Africa, and Rome, 1978, 3m1f
  • The Interview,” a 10-minute comedy in English set in a yacht club, afternoon, spring, 1990s, 1m1f
  • Mother's Day,” a 10-minute comedy in English set in a boat, 1997, 2f

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