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Kokos Achilles Heel

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Higgins, Frank (American playwright, writer, 1963-____), “Koko’s Achilles Heel,”

a 20-minute comedy in English set in a primate house, summer, 1997,


  •  © 1997;  •  script/rights available from Frank Higgins, 12500 E. 53rd Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri 64133, U.S.A., Fhwriter@aol.com, telephone (work) 816-353-4529. Cited by Frank Higgins via ftp, June 18, 1997; Higgins says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Koko (f), the most intelligent gorilla ever; Socrates (m), an enigmatic mate; Best Friend (m), a human.

  §  Synopsis “Koko, the most intelligent gorilla ever, has reached a point where she is thinking about having a baby. But can she ever find a male with whom she would want to spend any time? After meeting and rejecting two males, Koko encounters Socrates, an enigmatic mate. Koko and Socrates are attracted to each other, but he insists that their relationship eliminate humans. Koko faces choosing between her potential mate and her best friend.”

  §  Comment _____.

  §  Themes animal-human relationship, anthropomorphization, anthropopathy, choice, mating, parenting.

See also Frank Higgins’
  • Cheating Death,” a 15-minute comedy in English set in a married couple’s bedroom, 3:00 a.m., 2000, 1m2f
  • Fat Lucy,” a 25-minute comedy in English set in a trailer at a carnival sideshow, 11:00 a.m., 1997, 2m1f
  • Playing Othello,” a 25-minute drama in English set in a theater dressing room, 10:30 p.m. on a performance night, 1996, 1m1f (m is black, f is white)
  • Sleeping Beauty’s Rude Awakening,” a 20-minute comedy in English set in a room in a castle, once upon a time, 1m1f


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