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"The Son-In-Law"

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Hines, Phil (American playwright, director, 19__-____ ), "The Son-In-Law,"

a 38-minute comic drama in English set in an apartment in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, evening, 1996,

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© 1996, script/rights available from Phil Hines, (home) 718-267-0256, in care of Ann Farber, Farber Literary Agency, Inc., 14 East75th Street #2E, New York City, N.Y. 10021, telephone 212-861-7075. Cited to present author by playwright via ftp June 15, 1997; Hines says,

Dramatis Personae Shirley (f), Ben's mother; Reuben (m), Ben's partner; Ben (m), Reuben's partner

Synopsis "Shirley finds herself trying to convince Reuben not to leave her son, Ben. He is packing and ready to walk out. Ben is upstairs on the phone. Reuben is angry. Relationship is not working. Shirley tries to console him but both admit that they have never really dealt with "it" before."

Themes abandonment, commitment, family, male homosexuality, mother-son relationship.





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1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays

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