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Sugarek, Trisha E. (Irish-French-American playwright, writer, director, actor, artist, 1941-____), “Dear Mom,”

a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a living room in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., late-morning, a spring day, 2005,

1m2f; • © 2005 by Trisha E. Sugarek; • in Trisha E. Sugarek’s Ten Minutes to Curtain: A Collection of 10-Minute Plays (Cibolo, Texas, U.S.A.: The Author, 2005); • script/rights available from Trisha E. Sugarek, 3812 Greenridge Drive, Cibolo, Texas 78108, U.S.A., e-mail trishsugar@aol.com, www.writeratplay.com, telephone (home) 210-269-6858, fax 830-627-0803. • Cited by Trisha E. Sugarek via ftp January 3, 2005; Sugarek says,

§ Dramatis Personae Joe (m), 28, Elizabeth's fiancée; Betsy (f), 45, the mother of the bride; Elizabeth (f), 22, Betsy’s daughter, the bride.

§ Synopsis “Betsy is planning with Elizabeth, her daughter, Elizabeth’s wedding when a postcard from the past arrives. It is from Betsy’s biological daughter, Sally, who was given up for adoption at birth. Elizabeth has no knowledge of a sister, and now on the eve of Elizabeth’s wedding, Sally wants to meet her biological mother [and the rest of the family?]. Elizabeth does not react well to this news. What will Betsy do?

§ Comment “One set, a living room or sitting room. Street clothes for costumes. • Published playwright, Trisha Sugarek, began her acting career in Los Angeles. She worked in New Orleans as a commercial actor in television and radio. She went on to direct and write. Two of her newest full-length plays, Emma and the Lost Unicorn and The Guyer Girls, have been published by Bakers Plays in 2004. Consult www.writeratplay.com for other plays.

§ Themes adoption, biological child, family love, feminism, mother-of-the-bride, secret, wedding.



See also Trisha E. Sugarek's

  • "The Next Break," a 40-minute comedy-drama in English in four scenes, set in Hollywood, 1990, 2m2f
  • "Billie: The Scent of Magnolia, A Tribute to the Life of Billie Holiday," a 40-minute comedy-drama in English in five scenes, based upon the life of African-American, jazz singer, Billie Holiday, set in Balitmore, Harlem, and on tour with the big bands, 1928-1937, 1f
  • "Bobby and Eleanora," a 10-minute drama in English, set in an old lady's bedroom, 3:00 a.m., Tuesday, 2004, 1m1f
  • "The Guyer Girls," a 40-minute comedy-drama in English in five scenes, set in Mama's kitchen, Tumwater, Washington, 7:30 a.m., spring, 1923, 4f
  • "Ivah, the Terrible," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 1950, 3m1f
  • "La Verne and Jack," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in Tumwater, Washington, U.S.A., 1:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, 1920, 3f
  • "The Perfume Bottle," a 10-minute farce in two scenes in English, set in Tumwater, Washington, U.S.A., 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 1920, and 7:00 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 1920, 3f
  • "The Waltz," a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 10:00 p.m., Saturday, August 12, 1920, 1m1f
  • "Tiny Dancer," a 10-minute bare-stage drama in English, set in Port Hudson, Texas, U.S.A., 4:00 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2003, 1f
  • "Training the Troops," a 10-minute comedy in three scenes in English, set in the American Midwest, 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2003, and 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 5, 2003, 3m1f

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