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Sugarek, Trisha E. (Irish-French-American playwright, writer, director, actor, artist, 1941-____), “The Waltz,” a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 10:00 p.m., Saturday, August 12, 1920,

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; • © 2004 by Trisha E. Sugarek; • in Trisha E. Sugarek’s Ten Minutes to Curtain: A Collection of 10-Minute Plays (Cibolo, Texas, U.S.A.: The Author, 2004); • script/rights available from Trisha E. Sugarek, 3812 Greenridge Drive, Cibolo, Texas 78108, U.S.A., e-mail trishsugar@aol.com, www.writeratplay.com, telephone (home) 210-269-6858, fax 830-627-0803. • Cited by Trisha E. Sugarek via ftp December, 8, 2004; Sugarek says,

§ Dramatis Personae Arthur (m), 23, a dashing young bachelor at a dance; Ivah (f), 18, a young woman at a dance.

§ Synopsis “Ivah and Arthur have just met at a dinner dance held in a ballroom in 1920. As they waltz (throughout the entire action) the young couple are falling in love. Then the most embarrassing thing happens to Ivah. The elastic in her drawers fails and the offending garment ends up around Ivah's ankles. Without pause, Arthur scoops them up and puts them in his pocket as he continues the waltz.

§ Comment Simple set. 1920 formal evening clothes. Actors must be able to waltz. • Published playwright, Trisha Sugarek, began her acting career in Los Angeles. She worked in New Orleans as a commercial actor in television and radio. She went on to direct and write. Two of her newest full-length plays, Emma and the Lost Unicorn and The Guyer Girls, have been published by Bakers Plays in 2004. Consult www.writeratplay.com for other plays.”

§ Themes history, love, Roaring 1920s, waltz.



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  • "The Next Break," a 40-minute comedy-drama in English in four scenes, set in Hollywood, 1990, 2m2f
  • "Billie: The Scent of Magnolia, A Tribute to the Life of Billie Holiday," a 40-minute comedy-drama in English in five scenes, based upon the life of African-American, jazz singer, Billie Holiday, set in Balitmore, Harlem, and on tour with the big bands, 1928-1937, 1f
  • "Bobby and Eleanora," a 10-minute drama in English, set in an old lady's bedroom, 3:00 a.m., Tuesday, 2004, 1m1f
  • "Dear Mom," a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a living room in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., late-morning, a spring day, 2005, 1m2f
  • "The Guyer Girls," a 40-minute comedy-drama in English in five scenes, set in Mama's kitchen, Tumwater, Washington, 7:30 a.m., spring, 1923, 4f
  • "Ivah, the Terrible," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 1950, 3m1f
  • "La Verne and Jack," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in Tumwater, Washington, U.S.A., 1:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, 1920, 3f
  • "The Perfume Bottle," a 10-minute farce in two scenes in English, set in Tumwater, Washington, U.S.A., 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 1920, and 7:00 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 1920, 3f
  • "Tiny Dancer," a 10-minute bare-stage drama in English, set in Port Hudson, Texas, U.S.A., 4:00 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2003, 1f
  • "Training the Troops," a 10-minute comedy in three scenes in English, set in the American Midwest, 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2003, and 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 5, 2003, 3m1f

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