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Rohan-Vargas, Fred (Hispanic-American playwright, artist, educator, January 27,1949-____), “War,”

a 12-minute comedy in English, set in a conference room in a courthouse, on a weekday morning, 1997,

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; • © 1996, 1997 by Fred Rohan-Vargas; • in Fred Rohan-Vargas’ War (Jackson Heights, New York, U.S.A.: The Author, 1996); • script/rights available from Fred Rohan-Vargas, 30-41 90th Street, Jackson Heights, New York 11369-1705, U.S.A., telephone (home/work) 718-426-2585, http://www.rohanvargas.com. • Cited by Fred Rohan-Vargas, via ftp January 5, 1999; Rohan-Vargas says,

Dramatis Personae Milton (m), 35, struggling actor in New York City; Diane (f), 31, once a successful model, once a lover to Milton.

Synopsis “Milton is brought to court by his former girlfriend, Diane, for child support. Milton thinks that Diane is being unfair because he made it clear to her that having kids is not a consideration in their relationship. Diane doesn’t really want his help but realizes that she can't financially support the baby on her own. After going through a few accusations and misunderstandings, Diane and Milton come to terms in resolving their differences in an amicable way.

Comment “All that is required is a conference table and three chairs. The play has been performed by three New York City theaters: American Playwrights Theatre and Caicedo Productions (1999), Riant Theatre (1999), Love Creek Productions (1998). It also made the finals in the Strawbridge Theatre Festival (1999). Presented by The Harbor Theatre in the Samuel French 2004 One Act Festival.”

Themes baby, battle of the sexes, child support, compromise, ex-partner, fairness, financial support, parenting.

See also Fred Rohan Vargas’

  • "Accent," an 18-minute comedy in English, set in a doctor's office, 1996, 2m
  • "Anything but Black," a 20-minute dramedy in English, set in the gift exchange center in a department store, early morning, 2003, 2m
  • "Eclipse," a 20-minute comedy in English, set on a street corner in a New York City's East Village, late evening on a week day, 1994, 2m1f
  • "Friends," a 10-minute drama in English, set in a fast-food restaurant and cemetery, noon, 1997, 2f
  • "Fly a Kite," a 20-minute bare-stage dark comedy in English, set in an open area in a public park, late afternoon, 1997, 2m

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