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CACosta-Ani Tashi Dorje, 2000

Costa, Cheryl (aka Cheryl Ann Costa, American playwright, multi-disciplined media artist, April 23, 1952-____), “Barbara & Diane,”

a 35-minute drama in English, set in a hospital room, U.S.A., spring, 1998

1m3f; • © 1998 by Cheryl Ann Costa; • script/rights available from Cheryl Ann Costa, 1220 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, U.S.A., e-mail TSPrincess@aol.com, author@cherylcosta.com, www.cherylcosta.com, telephone 301- 290-2664, 607-426-7080 cell-personal, 607-426-9781 cell-corporate (best). • Cited by Cheryl Ann Costa, via ftp June 26, 1998; Costa says, § Dramatis Personae _______ (m), a boyfriend; Barbara (f), a patient; Diane (f), a patient.

§ Synopsis “Barbara has been in a coma for sometime after collapsing in a pretrial hearing for a big corporate law suit. She has been a happy vegetable ever since, that is, until Diane was in a serious car accident and went flat line on a gurney outside of Barbra’s room. Fate has intervened: Diane wakes up in Barb’s body and Barb finds herself outside of herself and able to chat with Diane. Barb is totally disgusted that Diane, a common guttersnipe, is inhabiting her body and awake, no less. They share a few choice arguments, until they discover to their mutual dismay that they both have the same two-timing boyfriend. They team up and bring him down.

§ Comment “Companion piece with ‘Convictions’ and ‘Electra.’ • Cheryl Ann Costa is one of five known transgendered playwrights in the United States.”

§ Themes accident, body swap, coma, courtship, death, Fate, fidelity, intervention, revenge.

See also Cheryl Ann Costa’s

  § Themes accident, body swap, coma, courtship, death, Fate, fidelity, intervention, revenge.

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