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“Penny's Symphony”

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Douglas, Jeremy S. (American playwright, 1975-____), “Penny's Symphony,”

a 20-minute drama in English, set in a small cabin, outside of Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., evening, late summer, 1999,


  •  © 1999 by Jeremy Douglas;  •  script/rights available from Jeremy Douglas, 206 N. New Star Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116, U.S.A., e-mail jeremydouglas@juno.com, telephone (home) 801-322-1174.  •  Cited by Jeremy Douglas, via ftp August 25, 1999; Douglas says,

  § Dramatis Personae Penny (m), 24, slightly built lead singer of a popular sub-pop band, a recovering heroin addict.; Marci (f), 19, athletic, very warm, outgoing worker in an ice cream parlor.

  § Synopsis “The leader of a rock band hides out in a cabin, trying to escape the realities of life.  His girlfriend finds him there and helps him to come to terms with his pain.  The two decide to marry.

  § Comment “An inside look at the thoughts of a modern music idol, such as Kurt Cobain. This play only requires one scene, the interior of a sparsely furnished, one room mountain cabin. The only difficulty in production might be the fireplace, but this is an optional piece of scenery.”  •  Research could include William H. Schaberg's The Nietzsche Canon: A Publication History and Bibliography (Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995, includes bibliographical references (pp. 265-269) and indexes, ISBN 0226735753, ISBN 0226735761.  •  Also, research could include Hammer of the Gods, edited by Stephen Metcalf (Creation Books, 1996), ISBN 1871592461, about Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.  •  Also, research could include Historical Dictionary of Nietzscheanism, edited by Carol Diethe, Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements, No. 21 (Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1999), ISBN  0810835126.

  § Themes addiction, cabin, depression, engagement, fame, hope, leadership, music, Nietzsche (Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, German philosopher, advanced concept of superman [wrote The Birth of Tragedy, 1872; Thus Spake Zarathustra, 1883-1892; Beyond Good and Evil, 1886; Nietzsche contra Wagner, 1895; Ecce Homo, 1908], 1844-1900), pain, reality, refuge, rock, self-expression, trial.

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