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“Strangers on a Train”

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Kamath, Mrinalini (American playwright, writer, 1974-____), “Strangers on a Train,”

a 9-minute comedy in English, on a New Jersey Transit commuter train, 6:00 p.m., weekday, 2000,


  •  © 2000 by Mrinalini Kamath;  •  script/rights available through e-mail script_requests@yahoo.com or from Mrinalini Kamath, 26 Kingston Terrace Princeton, NJ 08540, U.S.A., http://www.inch.com/~isis, telephone (home) 609-921-1545, e-mail: isis@inch.com.  •  Cited by Mrinalini Kamath, via ftp April 7, 2000; Kamath says,

  § Dramatis Personae Joanne (f) 25, professional who works in New York City; Mark (m) 29, professional who works in New York City.

  § Synopsis “After a hard day at work in the city, Joanne attempts to relax on the commute home by talking to her honey on the cell phone. What starts out as a pleasant conversation quickly turns ugly, and Joanne ends up dragging her seat partner, Mark, into her life.

  § Comment “One scene, no changes. Can have additional people sitting as other passengers on train. Produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre, NoHo Fringe Festival (both in New York City) and will be workshopped at the ATHE conference in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

  § Themes “cell phone, commuting, Hamptons, love, marriage, relationship, sex, train.”

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