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Moore, Dawson (American playwright, college administrator, theatre professor, director, actor, 1970-____), “In a Red Sea,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a therapist's apartment, 2001,


; © 2001 by Dawson Moore; • in Dawson Moore’s In a Red Sea (Valdez, Alaska, U.S.A.: The Author, 2001); • script/rights available from Dawson Moore, P.O. Box 3505, Valdez, Alaska 99686-3505, U.S.A., telephone (home) 907-835-5325, e-mail dawson@dawsonmoore.com, http://www.dawsonmoore.com. • Cited by Dawson Moore via ftp November 27, 2003; Moore says,

§ Dramatis Personae Reginald (m), 28, depressed, wimpy; Maureen (f), 28, quirky, thinks she’s wise; Nicole (f), 28, sharp-tongued, aggressive; Molly (f), 28, intensely business-like.

§ Synopsis “Reginald brings his fear of (and passion for) redheads to Maureen, a strange woman who wants to be a therapist. She councils him as he leads her through his sordid memories of Nicole and Molly, the two women who have left him emotionally wrecked. But whether he can really trust Maureen is a matter of conjecture.

§ Comment “The play is told through a series of surreal flashbacks, and contains mature subject matter. The play is intended to be presented with just a analyst’s couch and a chair. The two redheads must be able to dance. • “In a Red Sea” has been performed once as part of the Rough Theatre Company's Daytrippers Play-in-a-Day Marathon in San Francisco's Fringe Festival.

§ Themes mature subject matter, memory, movement, psychoanalysis, redhead, romance, sex, surreality.

See also Dawson Moore's

  • "Bile in the Afterlife," a 35-minute comedy in English, set in the Egyptian afterlife, 3m1f
  • "Domestic Companion," a 25-minute farce in English, set in Lindsey's living room, 1999, 2m1f
  • "Oh, Nancy!" a 25-minute farce in English, set a cafe, evening, 2001, 3m1f
  • "The Tie" a 12-minute drama in English, set in a living room, evening, late on a weekend night, 1999, 1m1f
  • "The War of Virginia & Alabama" a 15-minute comedy in English, set in an entry hall in the mythical American South, 2003, 1m2f

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