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Traces in the Sand

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Slastukin, Johnny (Canadian playwright, 19__-____), Traces in the Sand,

a 45-minute drama in English set at a beach, time and place unimportant,


    © 1997 by Johnny Slastukin;    script/rights available from Johnny Slastukin, slasjo@hotmail.com, telephone (home) 306-949-3394.  Cited by playwright, via e-mail, April 1, 1997; Slastukin says,

  §  Dramatis Personae He (m), 20, new guy in town; She (f), 20, college student.

  §  Synopsis A 20 year old college girl has found out that she is HIV-Positive from her one and only sexual encounter. She has withdrawn from school and life, and spends most of her time on a solitary beach. Then, she meets a new guy in town, who is studying to be an actor. He is funny, full of life, and charismatic. They bond, they become friends, and even perhaps fall in love. They help each other live their dreams, and they find hope and inspiration in each other.

  §  Comment The play is not preachy, it is not about AIDS, it is about unconditional love, and it is about the glory of youth. It is a beautiful, uplifting, award-winning play, a surefire hit with actors, directors, and audiences. It regularly garners tears and standing ovations from audiences. This play is one I am particularly proud of, as I have written approximately twenty one-acts. This one speaks to all ages everywhere. I have since developed it into a major motion picture script, and it is currently being reviewed by several major movie production companies. Even when it hits the big screen, it had its origins as this one-act play, performed by students!

  §  Themes age, love, friendship, chasing dreams,  first encounter, HIV-Positive, self-discovery, stranger.

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