Cohen, David (American playwright, writer, publisher, 1972-____ ), "Roommates,"
a 10-minute comedy in English set in an apartment living room, a lazy Sunday morning, 1997,
© 1997, script/rights available from David S. Cohen, 101 St. Mark's Place #12A, New York City, New York 10009, U.S.A., telephone (home) 212-677-2110. Cited by playwright via ftp, July 2, 1997; Cohen says,
Dramatis Personae C. W. (m), the boyfriend; The Girl (f), the girlfriend
Synopsis "The couple is sitting as it regularly does on the couch on a lazy Sunday morning reading the paper. The female remembers two kids they had seen at a picnic. She asks if he thinks the two kids were in love. She thinks they had just come back from their first kiss. He does not remember. They start discussing their own first kiss. The subject turns to moments in their relationship. The girl asks if he remembers their first meeting. As the girl is an actress, she prods him to improvise with her how each remembers this moment. Then they enact their first date, kiss, fight, and his proposal that they move in together. The prize is a back rub from the other person. He wins the back rub. The girl comments, 'We went through all that, for a backrub.' To which he replies, 'No, a backrub from you.'
Comment "They have fallen in love again through reliving their relationship."
Themes courtship, improvisation, prize, proposal.
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