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Dubin, Kitty A. (American playwright, professor of playwriting, 1945-____), “Strictly Personal,”

a 35-minute comedy in English, set in a delicatessen, lunch hour on a weekday, 1998,


  •  © 1998 by Kitty A. Dubin;  •  in Kitty A. Dubin’s Strictly Personal (Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.A.: The Author, 1998);  •  script/rights available from Kitty Dubin, 380 Wimbleton Road, Birmingham, Michigan. 48009, U.S.A., e-mail writerkd@aol.com, telephone (home) 248 642-5636, fax 248 642-5636.  •  Cited by Kitty S. Dubin via ftp August 26, 2002; Dubin says,

  §  Dramatis Personae David Stein (m), 35, Jewish, answering a personal ad; Rachel Miller (f), 35, answering a personal ad; Pearl (f), 65, a meddling waitress.

  §  Synopsis “A man and a woman meet at a deli through a personal ad in the Jewish News. Over the course of a lunch, they discover that neither is as advertised. A meddling waitress plays an active role in their on again off again romance.

  §  Comment “Honesty in relationships.  •  This play was produced at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre in West Bloomfield, Michigan in 2000. There are no scene changes. Set requirements are a table and two chairs.

  §  Themes courtship, honesty, Jewishness, lunch, personal ad, romance, table waiting.

See also Kitty A. Dubin’s
  • Bye Bye Love,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a funeral home, 2001, 2f
  • The Joy of Sex,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in the office of a marriage counselor, 1999, 2m1f
  • Mimi and Me,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a nursing home, afternoon, 1998, 2f
  • The Prom Dress,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in the fitting room of a department store, afternoon, spring, 1999, 3f
  • Skin Deep,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a doctor's office, afternoon, 2002, 1m1f
  • Tough As Nails,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a nail salon, Friday afternoon, 1998, 2f
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