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"The Matchmaker's Guide to Controlling the Elements"

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Morogiello, John (American playwright, dramaturg, 1965-____), “The Matchmaker’s Guide to Controlling the Elements,”

a 50-minute comedy in English, set in Congers, New York, 1993,


© 1995, script available from John Morogiello, telephone (home) 301-519-2627, e-mail JMorogiell@aol.com; rights available from author’s agent, B. K. Nelson Inc., 79 Woodland Drive; Pleasantville, New York 10570, U.S.A., telephone 914-741-1322. Cited by John Morogiello via ftp, March 6, 1998: Morogiello says,

Dramatis Personae Liz (f), 36, office busybody; Tom (m), 30, Liz’ boss; Annie (f), 35, Liz’ best friend.

Synopsis “Liz , the office busybody, decides her boss, Tom, has spent enough time getting over his divorce. She decides to set Tom up with her best friend, Annie, who recently got engaged to a 23-year-old—not because she loves him, but because she’s afraid he may be her last hope for matrimony. As her scheme takes shape, Liz instructs the audience on the art of matchmaking and its alleged spiritual significance.”

Comment See also John Morogiello’s

Themes age gap, desperation, divorce, employer-employee relationship, engagement, friendship, matchmaking, matrimony, meaning, nosiness, office, presentational theatre, spirituality.


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