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Arca, Jefferson (American playwright, actor, March 13, 1969-____), Atmospheric Inserts,

a 45-minute dark future comedy in English, set in the Atmospheric Insert Laboratory, 2579,


    © 1997;    script/rights available from Jefferson Arca, 343 East 92nd Street #2R, New York City, New York 10128, U.S.A., telephone (home) 917-826-0256, fax 212-526-3783, e-mail jarca@lehman.com,Arcakaas13@aol.com.    Cited by playwright via ftp June 26, 1997; Arca says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Dinbey (m), lover of Showna; Jayce (f), coworker of Showna; Showna (f), a masquerader.

  §  SynopsisThe population has split in two, with the genetically-superior brunettes running things and with the inferior blondes kept out of the loop. Dinbey and Jayce work together in the Atmospheric Insert laboratory, working to preserve the Earth's deteriorating Atmosphere. Their friendship is ripped apart, though, when Dinbey is forced to reveal that Showna, the woman he has fallen in love with, is a blonde masquerading as a brunette. They are both suddenly in grave danger: Dinbey for sleeping with a blonde, and Jayce for letting Showna work with her in the Insert lab. Love and loyalty square off against logic and politics, as the two scramble for footing in a desperate bid for survival. The crisis expands to include the very destruction of the human race.

  §  CommentA darkly humorous story about forbidden love in the far future, this piece takes a fresh, funny look at the human need to discriminate.

  §  Themes discrimination, dominance-submission, human race, imposter, logic, loyalty, love, politics, survival.

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