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Lichtig, Robin Rice (American playwright, 19__-____), “Roses to Plan,” a 12-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a kitchen in Brooklyn, NY, morning, recent past,

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  ©  2000 by Robin Rice Lichtig;  •  in Robin Rice Lichtig’s Roses to Plan (New York: Author, 2000),  •  script/rights available from Robin Rice Lichtig,  780 West End Ave., #6F, New York, New York 10025, U.S.A., e-mail dramamama@nyc.rr.com, www.dramamama.net, telephone (home) 212-864-0201, fax 212-864-0201.  •  Cited by Robin Rice Lichtig via ftp March 22, 2002; Lichtig says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Eli (m), not a spring chicken, devoted husband; Sura (f), not a spring chicken, devoted wife, closet kleptomaniac.

  §  Synopsis “Eli and Sura are always together. Today, however, Eli is trying to go out without his wife. He has a lump on his nose that the doctor suspects is cancer, but he doesn’t want to reveal this to Sura because she will be terribly upset. He is supposed to go to the hospital this morning, but Sura is suspicious. Also, she is positive that if he leaves her alone she will go out and steal something. Finally, he gives in and tells her why he has to go. In a reversal, she insists that he leave—and quickly. He says, no, he’ll stay. She pushes him out the door, determined to conquer her own demons in order to save her husband.

  §  Comment “One scene. Unit set composed of only a kitchen table with place settings. Special requirements: a fake fried egg.  •  ‘Roses to Plan’ has been performed frequently and has won a number of awards.”

  §  Themes cancer, Jewishness, kleptomania, old age.
 

See also Robin Rice Lichtig’s

 
  • David's Disappearance,” a 15-minute comedy-drama in English, set on a screen porch, Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A., October, 2001, 2m
  • Embracing the Undertoad," a 35-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a small apartment in North Carolina, evening, 2002, 3f
  • "Evening Primrose in Ohio," a 30-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a laudromat, late afternoon, 1991, 1m1f
  • The Fortification of Miss Grace Wren," a 42-minute drama in English, set in a small park in New York City, late September, 2001, 1m1f
  • Grannie Bird," a 35-minute comedy-drama in English, set in Williamstown, Massachusetts, May, 1986, 1m2f
  • “Lola and the Planet of Glorious Diversity,” a 10-minute comedy, 2m4f+1m or 1f, available elsewhere
  • “Longing for Tangier," a 45-minute comedy in English, set ___, 2m2f+3m or 3f, minimum cast of 5 with doubling, available elsewhere
  • Patience and Mr. Potter," a 12-minute comedy in English, set in an overgrown lot, New York City, February, summer, 1910, 2m
  • Queen for a Day," a 45-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a kitchen, February, 1953, 2m1f
  • “Saint Anthony and the Appendix," a 35-minute comedy in English, 3m2f, available elsewhere
  • Sitting Duck Season," a 17-minute drama in English, set in a cabin in a Vermont forest, autumn, 2001, 1m1f
  • Squeezing Papayas," a 5-minute comedy in English, set on a terrace on hill outside of Mexico City, early summer morning, 2002, 1m1f
  • “White Light,” a surreal drama in English, 2m3f+2m or 2f, available elsewhere
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