a 20-minute drama in English, set in a cabin in New Hampshire, 6:00 p.m., a snowy wintry evening, 2000,
© 2000 by Joe Lauinger; in Joe Lauingers The God Who Made New Hampshire (Ossining, New York 10562, U.S.A.: The Author, 2000); scripts/rights available from Joe Lauinger, 34 Hudson Street, Ossining, New York 10562, U.S.A., telephone (home) 914-762-0839, (work) 914-395-2264, fax 914-762-0839, e-mail email@example.com. Cited by Joe Lauinger via ftp, August 14, 2002; Lauinger says,
§ Dramatis Personae Jack (m), 25, a writer; Sabrina (f), 23, a retired ballet dancer, now a teacher.
§ Synopsis In order to save money and be together, Jack, a struggling young writer, and Sabrina, his girl-friend and a former ballet dancer, are spending the winter in the summer cottage of Jacks parents in New Hampshire. During the wintry days Jack stays home and writes; Sabrina goes out and teaches ballet classes to the local kids. One evening during an ice storm she returns home, having on impulse cut off her hair which she has been growing since she was a little girl. She gives the cut-off hair to Jack as a present. The simple gift turns out not to be so simple: Jacks response leads to an explosion between them. Why are they in New Hampshire at all? Are they marooned there together as lovers? Or as enemies?
§ Comment 1 scene; simple seta rural cabin with a simple kitchen. No special requirements. Premiered at Gallery Players, 199 14th Street between 4th and 5th Avenues, Brooklyn 11215, New York, U.S.A., 718-595-0547, a 99-seat downstairs venue. Joe Lauingers Curriculum Vitae: B.A. University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude), M.A. Oxford University, M.A. Princeton Princeton University, Ph.D., Princeton University.
co-habitation, dance, gifts between lovers, hair, isolation, writing.
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