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Dubois, Katherine (American playwright, 1958-____), “The Baby You Ordered,”

a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, morning, 1999,

1m2f,

© 1999 by Katherine Dubois Reed,  •  script/rights available from Katherine Dubois Reed, 3185 17th Street Boulder, Colorado 80304-2617, U.S.A, telephone (home/work) 303-447-2553, e-mail thereeds@pcisys.net. Cited by Katherine Dubois Reed, via ftp, March 16, 2001; Dubois says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Actress 1 (f), 30, Susan/Yuppie; Actress 2 (f), 40, Teri/Marjorie/Woman; Actor (m), 35, Delivery Man/Robert/Inspector

 §  Synopsis “The delivery man refuses to believe he’s made a mistake when he brings a baby to Susan’s doorstep. Stuck with the unexpected parcel, Susan must cancel her tennis date with Teri and refuse tickets to a concert. What an inconvenience! And when her realtor friend Marjorie arrives with news of a gorgeous house that’s just hit the market, Susan realizes the lifestyle changes are here to stay. The inspectors arrive. Susan is on the spot, defending her ability to care for the delivery she never ordered.”

 §  Comment Multiple roles provide each actor with a chance to show range.

 §  Themes baby, change, lifestyle, parenthood.
 

See also Katherine Dubois’
  • Comeuppance,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a kitchen, after supper, 2001, 2m1f
  • The Con,” a 55-minute farce in English, set in an elegant room in a stately old mansion, morning, 2000, 2m2f
  • The Condition,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a doctor's office, afternoon, 1999, 1m1f
  • Dream Family,”a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, afternoon, 2000, 2m1f
  • The Edge,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set in a high school corridor, morning, 1999, 2m2f
  • Give and Take," a 10-minute drama in English set in the living room of a suburban home, morning, 1996, 2m1f
  • God for a Day,” a 40-minute comedy in English, set on a bare stage, 2001, 1m1f
  • Hale,”a 15-minute comedy in English, set on a stage, whenever, 1m1f
  • Paradise,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set on a a tropical beach, 2002, 2f
  • The Powder Room,” a 43-minute comedy in English, set in the ladies' powder room of a swank hotel, evening, 1998, 4f
  • The Rain Bird,” a 27-minute drama-romance in English, set in a clearing in the woods, morning, 1992, 1m1f
  • Sister’s Keeper,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a kitchen/breakfast room, morning, 2002, 2f
  • The Star,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, U.S.A., evening, 1998, 1m2f
  • Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right,” a 37-minute children’s theatre farce in English, set in the bears’ cave and the forest, once upon a time, 2m2f or 1m3f

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