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Freedman, Colette (American playwright, writer, actor, producer, 1971-____), “Soap Boxing,”

a 10-minute social drama in English, set in a metaphorical Garden of Eden, 2004,

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; © 2004 by Colette Freedman; • in Colette Freedman’s Soap Boxing (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2004); • script/rights available from Colette Freedman, 1527 North Orange Grove Avenue, California 90046, U.S.A., e-mail zaftig@sbcglobal.net, telephone (home) 213-705-1782. • Cited by Colette Freedman via ftp June 16, 2004; Freedman says,

§ Dramatis Personae Adam (m), 16-35, a staunch conservative; Eve (f), 16-35, a diehard liberal.

§ Synopsis “Eve . . . and Adam . . . argue in spoken poetry; voicing their strong opinions about monoculture, capitalism, politics, self image and apathy. Constantly referring to the ‘Wal-Mart’ behind them, they play both sides of the argument ‘Can you put a Starbucks in Wal-Mart, buy a latte as you pick out your gun?’

§ Comment “Ideally, this should be on a bare stage with two boxes for Adam and Eve to preach from. The play can run straight through for ten minutes; however, it is cut into three self-supporting sections so that it can be flawlessly interwoven into a night of one acts. The play has had successful performances both on the high school and professional level."

§ Themes capitalism, globalization, gun, latte, monoculture, poetry, Shakespeare, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, social issue.



See also Colette Freedman's

  • "Bridesmaid #3," a 10-minute comedy in English, set at a bar at a wedding, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, 2003, 1m1f
  • "Diamond's Aren't Forever," a 10-minute farce in English, set in Schwartz's Funeral Parlor, half past noon, 2004, 2m2f
  • "Field Hockey Legs," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in an art studio, 2:15 p.m., Monday, 2003, 2f
  • "First to the Egg," a bare-stage 10-minute comedy in English, set in a Fallopian Tube, Saturday Night, 2003, 3m1f
  • "Rock, Paper, Scissors," a 10-minute political bare-stage comedy in English, set in an oval office, 1m2f
  • "Serial Killer Barbie," a bare-stage 10-minute black comedy in English, 4f
  • "Shoshanah's Shabbat," a 10-minute black comedy in English, set in Shoshanah's bare apartment, 6:23 p.m., Friday, 2002, 2m1f

This Website continues under construction and welcomes new citations and comments.

Page mounted June 6, 2004, and updated October 9, 18, 2004, June 30, 2005, by the Webmaster.

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