Calman, Craig D. (American playwright, writer, actor, 1953-____), “September,”
a 30-minute dramady in English, set on a concert stage, late at night,
• © 1977 by Craig D. Calman; • in Craig D. Calman’s September (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 1977); • script/rights available from Craig Calman, 6632 Lexington Avenue #77, Los Angeles, California 90038, U.S.A., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone (home) 323-906-8886, (work) 323-906-8886, fax 323-906-8886, http://home.earthlink.net/~craigcalman. • Cited by Craig D. Calman via ftp July 14, 2002; Calman says,
§ Dramatis Personae Cotton (m), 18-20, _____; Maribelle (f), 70-plus, _____.
§ Synopsis “Young Cotton is about to leave home to join the circus, and his doting ‘grandmother’ Maribelle, reminiscing about her colorful past as an acrobat, attempts to pass along some sage advise on how to negotiate the high wires of life and love.
§ Comment “A bittersweet memory play. • One set; major prop is a large old trunk full of love letters and photographs. Required are interesting antiques, including an old camera and an antique amber locket. • Readings have revealed play to please audiences. • As I am fluent in Spanish, play can be translated into Spanish by author.”
§ Themes acrobatics, advice, camera, circus, coming of age, age vs. youth, generation gap, letter, leaving home, locket, loss, love, memories, nostalgia, past, photograph, old relationship, regret.
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