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“Vacas Locas: An Ode to Mad Cow Disease”

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Sanders, DJ (American playwright, teacher, 1973-____), “Vacas Locas: An Ode to Mad Cow Disease,”

a 10-minute comedy in English, set in an open field in the United States, day, 2001,

1m1f (variable casting);

  •  © 2001; in DJ Sanders’ Vacas Locas: An Ode to Mad Cow Disease (Odessa, Texas, U.S.A.: Brooklyn Publishing Company, 2001), ISBN 1-931000-76-X, script #196;  •  script/rights available from Brooklyn Publishing Company, 1841 Cord Street, Odessa, Texas 79762, U.S.A., telephone 888-473-8521, fax 915-368-0340. Sample of script at DJ Sanders’ website, http://djsanders.fictioncity.com. Contact DJ Sanders, 6650 Oakland, Apartment 3N, St. Louis, Missouri 63139, U.S.A., e-mail djsanders@terra.es.  •  Cited by DJ Sanders via e-mail, March 14, 2002; Sanders says,

  §  Dramatis Personae _____ (m or f), a cow; _____ (m or f), a cow.

  §  Synopsis “Mad Cow Disease threatens to move from Europe to America.

  §  Comment “An ode to Mad Cow Disease, this fast-paced black comedy will certainly leave its audience spinning. When Mad Cow Disease threatens to move from Europe to America, there’s plenty of reason to be concerned. That is, unless you’re loco to begin with!  •  This play is perfect for the Forensics and Speech competition market. It requires no set or costumes. Cow costumes and bells are optional, but this play may be done as simply or elaborately as the director sees fit. The two characters (both cows) are best portrayed by two actors willing to ham it up and be silly.”

  §  Themes absurdity, black comedy, competition, forensics, Mad Cow Disease (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy), slapstick, speech, ten-minute format.

See also DJ Sanders'

  • "People Watching," a 10-minute comedy in English, set anywhere, now, 2m, 2f, or 1m1f
  • "The Present," a 30-minute absurdist comedy-drama in English, set in Raspberry's apartment, 1997, 2m, 2f, or 1m1f
  • "Three Bullets," a 35-minute drama in English, set in the Richard's bedroom, late evening, 1997, 2m1f
  • "Very Experimental: a play about you," a 10-minute absurdist comedy in English, set in two seats in a theatre, 1997, 2m, 2f, or 1m1f
  • "White Horses," a 40-minute prequel in four scenes to Ibsen's Rosmersholm in English, set in the living room of Rosmersholm, Norway, June, 1885, 3f

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Page mounted April 28, 2002, and updated May 5, 2004, by the site Webmaster.

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