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O'Donoghue, Phil (American playwright, stay-at-home father, 1955-____), “Mothers and Daughters,”

a 30-minute comedy in English, set in an apartment, evening, 2002,

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; • © 2002 by Phil O'Donoghue; • in Phil O'Donoghue’s Mothers and Daughters (Florence, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: The Author, 2002); • script/rights available from Phil O'Donoghue, 73 North Main Street, Florence, Massachusetts 01062, U.S.A., telephone (home) 413-584-4165, e-mail philod55@yahoo.com. • Cited by Phil O'Donoghue, via ftp, April 25, 2002; O'Donoghue says,

§ Dramatis Personae David (m), 32, Lisa's husband, white, sort of preppy; Martha (f), 57, white, upper middle class housewife from Connecticut, U.S.A.; Lisa (f), 32, Martha's daughter, attractive in an earthy way, hugely pregnant.

§ Synopsis “Lisa has announced she is going to have a home birth. Martha is visiting, and is dead set against the home birth. In the course of the evening, family secrets come out.

§ Comment “One set, an apartment combination living room/dining room. • The play has been given one reading. It also received a grant for a local cable television production that was never aired, due to poor quality.

§ Themes mother-daughter relationship, home birth, family,

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