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“Sitting Duck Season”

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Lichtig, Robin Rice (American playwright, 19__-____), “Sitting Duck Season,” a 17-minute drama in English, set in a cabin in a Vermont forest, autumn, recent past,


  ©  2001 by Robin Rice Lichtig;  •  in Robin Rice Lichtig’s Sitting Duck Season (New York: Author, 2001),  •  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 Tuna (m), 25, Roberta’s conscience, unemployed ne’er-do-well; Roberta T. Hoxie (f), 55. Wall Street C.E.O, inside trader.

  §  Synopsis “Roberta is running from the law and from her conscience. She has her family hidden in an isolated cabin in far northern Vermont. Her conscience, in the form of the son of her best friend, shows up. Tuna is everything Roberta avoids in life—slovenly, emotional, not ambitious. Roberta tries vainly to deny that she ever did anything wrong while Tuna digs deeper and deeper, revealing a guilt worse than inside trading—a guilt which Roberta had never allowed to enter her consciousness. In the end, Roberta herself is the sitting duck.

  §  Comment “One scene. Simple unit set. ”

  §  Themes ambition, conscience, crookedness, denial, family, flight, friendship, guilt, inside trading, law, mother-son relationship, Vermont (in New England, U.S.A.), Wall Street, suicide, visit.

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
  • Roses to Plan," a 12-minute comedy in English, set in a kitchen in Brooklyn, NY, morning, 2000, 1m1f
  • “Saint Anthony and the Appendix," a 35-minute comedy in English, 3m2f, available elsewhere
  • 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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