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

a 27-minute drama-romance in English, set in a clearing in the woods, morning, 1992,

1m1f,

© 1992 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, June 30, 1998; Dubois says,

 §  Dramatis Personae Fisherman (m), a believer of an ancient legend; Stranger (f), a suspect.

 §  Synopsis “As drought devastates the countryside, the only hope for survival may lie in the ancient legend of the rain bird,who once before appeared and brought rainto the valley. Does she exist? Has she been found? Hispeople think so. But the rain hasn’t come. Then he encounters a woman in the forest, clutching a box, out of breath. She becomes defensive; he becomes suspicious. Has she stolen the rain bird? A battle of wills and wits ensues as theystruggle against ancient prejudices and instant attraction. Who will gain possession of the bird and perhaps controlthe destiny of the valley?”

 §  Comment ________________.

 §  Themes box, countryside, destiny, devastation, discovery, dominance, drought, existence, first encounter, forest, legend, possession, prejudice, rain, survival, suspicion, theft, valley.
 

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
  • The Condition,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a doctor's office, afternoon, 1999, 1m1f
  • 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
  • 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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