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Barnes, David-Matthew (American playwright, director, writer, 1970-____), “Wendy's Hurricane,”

a 15-minute drama in English, set in a studio apartment near a university in the city of Chicago, middle of January, present,

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; • © 2003 by David-Matthew Barnes; • in David-Matthew Barnes’ Stronger Than This (Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from David-Matthew Barnes, www.davidmatthewbarnes.com, e-mail info@davidmatthewbarnes.com; contact David-Matthew Barnes at www.davidmatthewbarnes.com. • Cited by Nick A. Moreno, Literary Manager, via ftp February 26, 2004; Barnes says,

§ Dramatis Personae Anthony Trevino (m), 20, college student desperate to escape remembering his father’s suicide, seductive, powerful, alluring, volatile; Wendy Hatfield (f), 20, just returned from the edge of insanity, articulate, poetic, emotional, dangerous.

§ Synopsis “Wendy, manic and suicidal, confesses her unrequited love for her best friend, Anthony, on the night before he is to embark on a road trip to the university to which he is transferring. Their tumultuous relationship reaches a fevered pitch when Wendy tries to convince Anthony that he is to blame for his father’s self-inflicted death.

§ Comment “This play received two Elly Award nominations for Best Original Script and Best Original Production from the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance. Premiered at The Thistle Dew Theatre, Sacramento, California, U.S.A., June 6, 1997. Kelly Norris and Chad Stalzer originated the roles. • Contains adult language and themes.”

§ Themes college, commitment, courtship, dating, father-son relationship, friendship, obession, sanity, suicide, unrequited love.



See also David-Matthew Barnes'

  • "Are You All Right in There?," a 23-minute teenage comedy-drama in English, set in the upstairs master bathroom of an American home, almost midnight, Friday, in spring, 1995, 1m2f
  • "Baby in the Basement," a 15-minute drama in English, set in the basement of an old, abandoned warehouse in an unnamed American city, a night in March, present, 1m1f
  • "Clean," a 15-minute comedy-drama in English, set at a bus stop in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A., a Wednesday afternoon, 2002, 2f
  • "False Hopes," a 20-minute drama in English, set in the break room of a corporate office, 2001, 3f
  • "Hour Glass," a 20-minute drama in English, set in the formal dining room of the Caulwells' home, somewhere in Connecticut, U.S.A., Saturday evening, on the brink of spring, present, 1m1f
  • "I Ate Lunch Alone Today," a 25-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a modest one-bedroom apartment, New York City, April, 2002, 2m2f
  • "Number 76," a 10-minute teenage Latino drama in English, set on a bus stop on a city street in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., a Sunday night in the middle of October, 1999, 1m1f
  • "Stronger Than This," a 20-minute drama in English, set in a modest apartment in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., a rainy night in March, present, 2m1f
  • "Threnody," a 23-minute drama in English, set in a farm house in Central California, summer, 1989, 1m1f
  • "Unrequited," a 15-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a high school supply room, during a high school dance, 2001, 1m1f

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