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Kaufman, James (aka James Corey Kaufman, American playwright, lyricist, author, psychologist, 1974-____), “Not Much,”

a 25-minute drama in English, set in an apartment and in a bar, 1998,


  •  © 1999 by James Corey Kaufman;  •  script/rights available from James Corey Kaufman, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, Educational Testing Service, MS 16-R, Rosedale Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, U.S.A., telephone (609) 734-5792, e-mail jamescoreykaufman@hotmail.com.  •  Cited by James Corey Kaufman, via ftp March 13, 1999; Kaufman says,

  § Dramatis Personae Trina (f), Robert’s best friend; Louise (f), Robert’s mother; Arthur (m), Robert’s father.

  § Synopsis “In her apartment, Trina clearly mourns a horrible loss:  her best friend, Robert, has died in a plane crash.  In the next scene, Trina meets Robert’s parents, Louise and Arthur.  The conversation discloses that Robert was gay, about which the parents seem to have had no idea—Louise, indeed, has assumed that Trina is Robert’s girlfriend.  When Louise leaves for a moment, the complexity of the situation emerges.”

  § Comment See playwright’s website at www.jamescoreykaufman.com.”

  § Themes death, grief, family, father-son relationship, first encounter, friendship, illusion, mother-son relationship, male homosexuality, marriage, mourning, plane crash.

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