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Hagerty, Terry (American playwright, actor, novelist, poet, and short story writer, 1956-____), “Finding Fault,”

a 26-minute comedy in English, set in a city hall office, Spokane, Washington, U.S.A., day, fall, 2001,

1m2f; © 2002 by Terry Hagerty; • in Terry Hagerty’s Finding Fault (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2002); • script/rights available from Terry Hagerty, 2210 North Beachwood Drive, #11, Los Angeles, California 90068-2938, U.S.A., telephone (home/work) 323-962-5282, e-mail tbhagerty@earthlink.net. • Cited by Terry Hagerty, via ftp, March, 31, 2005; Hagerty says,

§ Dramatis Personae Dr. Robert "Bob" Norstad (m), 45, seismologist from Cal Tech; Leslie O'Connor (f), 35, special advisor to the mayor of Spokane; Dr. Carla Wolf (f), 35, college professor of geophysics.

§ Synopsis “Leslie O'Connor, a special advisor to the mayor of Spokane, Washington, sends for, Dr. Bob Norstad, a seismologist from Cal Tech, for consultation on the recent occurrences of earthquakes in and around Spokane. Bob engages in some professional rivalry with Dr. Carla Wolf, a local seismologist from Gonzaga University, who is feeling territorial about the quakes. Their debate ranges from geology, Italian Renaissance art, Native American philosophy, and the existence of God. While Bob and Carla develop a grudging mutual respect (and possible romance), Leslie grows increasingly anxious due to a new tremor that happens about half way through the play.

§ Comment “One scene, one set (a city hall office). The only special effect is the low, rumbling sound of an earthquake. • There have been no productions of this play, as yet. • Terry Hagerty studied Theatre and Drama at Indiana University and screenwriting at the American Film Institute. He has performed every possible job in the theatre at one time or another and just about every job on a video shoot. Terry is also a novelist, poet, and short story writer. See his literary Website, "Terry's Tales," at http://geocities.com/terrystales/.

§ Themes belief system, earthquake, professional rivalry, seismology.



See also Terry Hagerty's

  • "Home Schooling," a 24-minute black comedy in English, set in a middle class living room, afternoon, 2001, 2m1f
  • "Paris Sojourn," an 18-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a bed and breakfast hotel room in Paris, morning, 2004, 1m1f
  • "Research," a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a public library, a weekday, 2001, 1m1f
  • "Wage Slaves," an 18-minute poetic farce in English, set in a dreary office space, morning on a workday, 2003, 2m1f

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