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Baross, Jan (American playwright, video writer/producer, 1943- ), "Breaching,"

a comedy set in a luxury hotel room in a Conference Center on the Oregon Coast, slightly in the future.


© 1992 by Jan Baross, script/rights available from Grimpenmire Press, 162 N. 17th Street, Springfield, OR 97477; telephone 541-747-1147, e-mail: Grimpenmir@aol.com. Cited by Toni Rakestraw, Grimpenmire Press, to present author via e-mail Dabblmom@aol.com, January 16, 1996; Rakestraw says,

Synopsis "Walter, a scientist trying to save the world by becoming a whale, is humming to whale sounds on a tape, gasps, then plunges his head into a bucket of water. Slowly, he straightens and spits water straight into the air, drenching himself. His wife, Elly argues with him over his obsessions with his experiments, and threatens to leave him. Giant cockroaches are massing at the state border. Freida, Walter's assistant, comes in with her equipment. She is an East Indian, whose head is part air conditioner, thanks to one of Walter's previous experiments. She injects Walter with the Retro-Evolution Solution. Freida takes him out to release him into the ocean. Elly watches him swim away. Freida decides to set up her lab in Elly's room. The great cockroach invasion has begun. Walter breaches out the window, and Freida runs out to await him so she can administer the antidote. It is too late. He has failed in his mission. As the giant cockroaches get closer, Elly offers to get the answer from the whales. She injects Elly, who plunges her head in the bucket and blows a fine spray."

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