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Gall-Clayton, Nancy J. (American playwright, writer, writing instructor, February 6, 1946-____), “Juice,”

a 15-minute drama in English, set in a halfway house for men, Florida, 9:30 a.m., a weekday, 2001,

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  •  © 2001 by Nancy J. Gall-Clayton;  •  script/rights available from Nancy Gall-Clayton, 1375 South Second Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40208-2303, U.S.A., e-mail nancygallclayton@earthlink.net, telephone (home) 502-636-5836, fax 502-634-8751.  •  Cited by Nancy Gall-Clayton via ftp January 6, 2002; Gall-Clayton says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Todd (m), __, an electrician, an alcoholic; Dora (f), __, Todd’s wife, mother of their baby; Ramona (f), __, a probation officer.

  §  Synopsis “Dora has come to pick up Todd from the halfway house—once again—and gives him an ultimatum. Go to the intervew she’s arranged that will use his electrician skills to put the state’s electric chair in order or lose his family. He agonized over interviewing for a job that will be a constant reminder of a friend’s horrific death or losing the family he loves and has let down so many times before.

  §  Comment “One scene, no staging complexity.”

  §  Themes alcoholism, capital punishment, death penalty, divorce, electric chair, electrician, Florida, friendship, halfway house, marriage, probation, recidivism, ultimatum.
 

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