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Kleiman, Sheilah (American playwright, 1943-____), “The Crown of Ariadne,”

a 10-minute drama in English, set on a rooftop in Manhattan, New York City, midnight, June, the present,

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;  •  © 2002 by Sheilah Kleiman; in Sheilah Kleiman's The Crown of Ariadne (Owings Mills, Maryland, U.S.A.: The Author, 2002); script/rights available from Sheilah Kleiman, sheilah.kleiman3@verizon.net or Sheilah Kleiman, 5 Pleasant Ridge Drive #407, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117, U.S.A.

  §  Dramatis Personae Benjamin Rabinowitz (m), depressed, angry old man; Molly Bloodworth (f), streetwise teenager.

  §  Synopsis “Old man full of self-pity about his age and loss of his independence meets young streetwise girl who is losing her life. He dreams of what he had, she dreams of what she will never have.”—Playwrights Forum, http://users.erols.com/pforum/oneact.html, accessed June 4, 2001.

  §  Comment “Public reading at Montgomery Playhouse, Maryland, U.S.A. (1996), first place The Play’s The Thing Productions, San Diego, California, U.S.A. (2000); finalist SUNY Brockport, New York (2000).”

  §  Themes generation gap, old age, rejection, self-pity, street smarts.

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