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“The Anchor at Rest”

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Sahner, Fred (American playwright, writer, 1935-____), “The Anchor at Rest,”

a 12-minute comedy in English, set in Mom’s  kitchen, 8:30 a.m., Monday, October 14, 2002,

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  •  © 2002 by Fred Sahner;  •  in Fred Sahner’s The Anchor at Rest (New York: The Author, 2002);  •  script available from Fred Sahner, 2 Stuyvesant Oval 11B, New York, New York 10009, U.S.A., telephone (home) 212-460-5811, e-mail fsahner@yahoo.com;  •  script available from WGA East, 555 West 57th Street, New York, New York 10019, U.S.A..  •  Cited by Fred Sahner via ftp September 16, 2002; Sahner says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Steve Stiles (m), 35, an egotistical TV news anchor; Mom (f), 58, Steve’s forbearing mother.

  §  Synopsis “Sitting in her kitchen, Mom is suffering through a visit from her son, Steve. He's an egotistical TV news anchor, who can't relate in anything but TV talk. Mom learns something that puts Steve in a new, now lovable light.

  §  Comment “One scene. A table and two chairs. Their are no other needs.”

  §  Themes egoism, family, forbearance, media, mother-child relationship, perspective. See also Fred Sahner’s

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  • "Missing Person," a 10-minute drama in English, set on a patio outside a ballroom, 10:00 p.m., Saturday evening, September, 2002, 1m2f
  • "The Naked Truth," a 12-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a small kitchen, 8:00 a.m., Saturday morning, September 14, 2002, 1m1f
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