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Dubois, Katherine (American playwright, 1958-____), “The Condition,”

a 10-minute drama in English, set in a doctor's office, afternoon, 1999,

1m1f,

© 1999 by Katherine Dubois Reed,  •  script/rights available from Katherine Dubois Reed, 3185 17th Street Boulder, Colorado 80304-2617, U.S.A, telephone (home/work) 303-447-2553, e-mail thereeds@pcisys.net. Cited by Katherine Dubois Reed, via ftp, March 16, 2001; Dubois says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Young Woman (f), 21, a mortal; Doctor (m), 50, a diagnostician.

 §  Synopsis “The doctor has very sobering news: there is no cure for her condition. Its name: mortality. No cure? None. But there is one hope: if you’re willing to give up the one thing you value most, you won’t feel the effects of the condition. She wonders what the doctor can possibly mean—then she wonders if he’s truly a doctor at all. What kind of sacrifice is she willing to make not to feel the effects of her mortality?

 §  Comment  “Minimal technical requirements.”

 §  Themes choice, death, diagnosis, mortality, perception, sacrifice.
 

See also Katherine Dubois’:
  • The Baby You Ordered,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, morning, 1999, 1m2f
  • Comeuppance,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a kitchen, after supper, 2001, 2m1f
  • The Con,” a 55-minute farce in English, set in an elegant room in a stately old mansion, morning, 2000, 2m2f
  • Dream Family,”a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, afternoon, 2000, 2m1f
  • The Edge,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set in a high school corridor, morning, 1999, 2m2f
  • Give and Take," a 10-minute drama in English set in the living room of a suburban home, morning, 1996, 2m1f
  • God for a Day,” a 40-minute comedy in English, set on a bare stage, 2001, 1m1f
  • Hale,”a 15-minute comedy in English, set on a stage, whenever, 1m1f
  • Paradise,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set on a a tropical beach, 2002, 2f
  • The Powder Room,” a 43-minute comedy in English, set in the ladies' powder room of a swank hotel, evening, 1998, 4f
  • The Rain Bird,” a 27-minute drama-romance in English, set in a clearing in the woods, morning, 1992, 1m1f
  • Sister’s Keeper,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a kitchen/breakfast room, morning, 2002, 2f
  • The Star,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, U.S.A., evening, 1998, 1m2f

  • Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right,” a 37-minute children’s theatre farce in English, set in the bears’ cave and the forest, once upon a time, 2m2f or 1m3f

     

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