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Anne Phelan


Phelan, Anne (American playwright, author, 1960-____), “Tricycle,”

a 30-minute drama in English, set in an apartment in Somerville, Massachusetts, U.S.A, (scene 1) early evening, (scene 2) later that same evening, 1989,

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;   © 1989 by Anne Phelan;  •  in Anne Phelan’s Tricycle (New York: The Author, 1989);  •  script/rights available from Anne Phelan, 208 East 88th Street, #4A, New York, New York 10128, U.S.A. • Cited by Anne Phelan in letter, November 22, 1995, and amended via e-mail phelan1914@yahoo.com, May 10, 1997, July 9, 2003; Phelan says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Charlie (m), Susan's lover; Susan (f), Charlie's lover; Gayle (f), their college friend and guest.

  §  Synopsis “(scene 1) Charlie and Susan have their college friend Gayle over for dinner. When Charlie goes out to pick up the pizza, Susan confesses that she's having an affair, while Gayle considers making a play for Charlie herself. (scene 2) Susan screws up her courage to tell Charlie it's over, but not before he proposes to her. Susan decides to stay with Charlie and to forego the passion of her lover.

  §  Comment “An earlier version of this play was given a workshop production at the Trinity Rep Conservatory directed by Katie Cabral (David F. Eliet, Artistic Director) in 1983. This play has not been published or professionally produced."

  §  Themes affair, courtship, friendship, visit.

See also Anne Phelan’s

  • "Dog," a 10-minute drama in English, 1f
  • "It's Called Development," a 10-minute drama in English, set in corporate office, 2002, weekday morning, 2001, 3f
  • "Strike Two," a 15-minute drama in English, set in the present, 1f
  • "White Gloves," a drama in English, 3f

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