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“Dating Joe”

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Fletcher, Mark (Australian playwright, software company manager, 1956-____), “Dating Joe,” a 40-minute tragicomedy in English, set in Joe’s living room, Australia, 2000,


 •  © 2000 by Mark Fletcher;  •  script/rights available from Mark Fletcher, 4/283 Glen Eira Road, Caulfield North VIC 3161, Australia, e-mail emef@ozemail.com.au, telephone (work) 61 3 8574 7100, fax 61 3 8574 7199.  •  Cited by Mark Fletcher, via ftp, October 26, 2000; Fletcher says,

 §  Dramatis Personae Joe (m), 28 _____.

 §  Synopsis “Joe is shy, lonely; he finds it hard to meet people. Bars don’t work out so he tries a dating agency. After some false starts, Joe completes his introductory video and sends it off to find potential perfect partners. Joe is shocked to meet his first date, Ashley. Ashley is a girl and Joe is gay. Something has gone wrong with his paperwork at the dating agency. So Joe starts again. Trouble is, he doesn’t come across as gay enough to be gay no matter how hard he tries. He eventually and under considerable stress completes his ‘gay’ introductory video and gets a date. Joe ‘talks with’ his dead partner about his impending first date with David.

 §  Comment “Six scenes. Simple change requirements. Four lighting states. No special requirements.”

 §  Themes bar scene, bereavement, dating agency, gay love, homosexuality, loneliness, loss, single, social skills.

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