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“Polly Sigh Meets Her Maker”

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Yancey, Dwayne (American playwright, journalist, 1958-____), “Polly Sigh Meets Her Maker,” a 5-minute comedy in English, set in heaven, 2003,

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; • © 2003 by Dwayne Yancey; • in Dwayne Yancey’s Polly Sigh Meets Her Maker (Fincastle, Virginia, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from Dwayne Yancey, 1791 Mount Pleasant Church Road, Fincastle, Virginia 24090, U.S.A., e-mail dwayne.yancey@roanoke.com, telephone (home) 540-473-3313, (work) 540-981-3113. • Cited by Dwayne Yancey via ftp November 24, 2003; Yancey says,

§ Dramatis Personae St. Peter (m), Heavenly gatekeeper; Polly Sigh (f), a fast-talking young woman.

§ Synopsis “A fast-talking young woman finds herself at the gates of Heaven, and tries to explain herself, much to the annoyance of St. Peter.”

§ Comment Could pair with Dwayne Yancey’s “Polly Sigh, Punk Cellist,” a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a rock band's rehearsal space, evening, 2003, 2m1f.

§ Themes death, Heaven, religion.



See also Dwayne Yancey's

  • "Abby, From A to Z," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a college campus, 2003, 3f
  • "Amy4u," 1m1f, a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a hotel room, 2003, 1m1f
  • "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in an American home, early 1961, 2m2f
  • "Belinda's Blind Date," a 30-minute comedy in English, set in a house or apartment, early evening, 2003, 1m1f
  • "Bob's Small Engine and Mojo Repair," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a small engine repair shop, daytime, 2004, 1m
  • "Brenda's Blind Date," a 30-minute comedy in English, set in a house or apartment, early evening, 2003, 1m2f
  • "Buzzards," a 5-minute dark comedy in English, set in a desert in the American Southwest, 1979, 2m
  • "The Chaperones," a 5-minute comedy in English, set at a high school prom, nighttime, 2004, 1m1f
  • "Chicken," a 5-minute dark comedy in English, set in _____, 2003, 2m or 2f
  • "The Curious Tale of Doctor Lescarbault and the Planet Vulcan," a 30-minute historical drama in English, set in France, 1859, 2m2f
  • "The Day the Church Picnic Went to Hell," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a jail cell, a Sunday afternoon, 2004, 1m1f or 2f (1 role is non-gender)
  • "The Efficiency Expert," a five-minute comedy in English, set in an office, 2004, 3m or 3f (all roles non-gender)
  • "Eve's Applestand," a 5-minute comedy in English, set someplace other than the Garden of Eden, anytime, 1f
  • "The Four-Leaf Clover," a 5-minute comedy in English, set at a picnic, daytime, 2004, 1m1f
  • "The Gentle, Violent, Imperial, Revolutionary, Complete, Abbreviated History of Tea," a 30-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a a dining room and kitchen, daytime, 2002, 3f
  • "A Good Year for Limas," a 30-minute dark comedy in English, set in a house in the rural American South, July 31, 1976, 3f
  • "Honeymoon in La Paz," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a hotel room in La Paz, Bolivia, nighttime, 2003, 1m2f
  • "Lady Godiva Was a Republican," a 5-minute comedy in English, set inside a building, Coventry, England, before A.D. 1057, 3m
  • "The Last Days of Mars," a 5-minute comedy in English, set on Mars, 2004, 2m
  • "The Last Flight of Irina Ivanova," a 30-minute drama in English, set in Moscow, 2003, 2m2f (1 role is non-gender)
  • "The Last Man on the Moon Blues," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a lover's lane, night, 2003, 1m1f
  • "Lemmings," a 5-minute dark comedy in English, set on the coast of Norway, 2003, 3f
  • "Lisa's New Job," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a hotel room, 2003, 1m1f
  • "Lucy," a 30-minute comedy in English, set in Hell, 2003, 2m2f (1 role is non-gender)
  • "A Martian Western," a 5-minute dark comedy, set in an Old West saloon—on Mars, before the water ran out there, 2m1f (female role is non-gender)
  • "Memories of the Dewey Administration," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a bar in the urban Northeast, the night before the presidential election in 1952, November, 1952, 2m
  • "Monument Avenue," a 30-minute comedy in English, set among the Confederate statues along Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A, a Saturday morning in springtime, 2003, 2f (+ non-gender voice)
  • "The Morning of September 11, 2001, in Hell," a 5-minute dark comedy in English, set in Hell, morning of Sepember 11, 2001, 1m
  • "The Neverlands," a 5-minute dark comedy in English, set in South Florida, 2004, 2m1f (1 male role is non-gender)
  • "Now Hiring for Tooth Fairy," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in an office, 2003, 4f (1 role is a non-gender voice)
  • "Occupations," a 30-minute drama in English, set in various locations—from Heathrow Airport, London, England, to a house in the United States, mostly at night, 1977, 2m1f
  • "The Pi of Maggie," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a tattoo parlor, 2003, 1m2f
  • "Polly Sigh, Punk Cellist," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a rock band's rehearsal space, evening, 2003, 2m1f
  • "Rolled," a 5-minute religious drama in English, set in an engineering office, 2004, 1m3f
  • "Sea Lion," a 30-minute drama in English, set in _____, after World War II, 1m (+ 6 extras)
  • "Sunday Morning in the Coffee Shop," a 10-minute religious drama in English, set in a coffeeshop, Sunday morning, 2003, 1m1f (+ 2 non-gender extras)
  • "The Three Not So Wise Men," a 5-minute Christmas drama in English, set in a field, a night, Christmas, 3m
  • "Yvonne's Worst Fears," a 5-minute dark comedy in English, set in a bedroom, 2004, 1m1f

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