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"Suzy Creamcheese"

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Brown, Rachel Manija (American playwright, screenwriter, stage manager, 1973- ), "Suzy Creamcheese,"

a 10-minute black comedy in English set in a kitchen/dining room, late afternoon, 1995,


© 1995, script/rights available from Rachel Manija Brown, (pager) 213-207-4057, e-mail Cited to Webmaster by playwright via ftp June 11, 1997; Brown says,

Dramatis Personae Jimmy (m), Alice's significant other; Alice (f), Jimmy's significant other; Suzy (f), a next-door neighbor

Synopsis Jimmy returns to the apartment he shares with his girlfriend Alice after having been hit by a car after shopping for groceries. Jimmy cooks a yam for himself and argues with Alice when she does not want one. Alice tries to tell Jimmy something, but he keeps interrupting her by insisting, among other things, that Meryl Streep has bony cheekbones. Alice secretly butters and eats his yam, then tells him she's moving out. He makes a grab for the remains of the yam, and his back goes out, leaving him stranded on the floor. Alice pretends to jump on him. Suzy, their next-door neighbor, tries to patch up the quarrel by bringing them a rock-hard cake. She reminisces about her ex-husband's cooking and runs out in tears. The fight instantly resumes, and in attempt to get the last word, Jimmy says he's leaving and crawls out the door. He is accidentally knocked down the stairs by Suzy, who has returned with a gift of cookies her ex-husband had baked before he left her-last August.

Themes abandonment, neighbor.

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Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online
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1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays

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