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“Elmo on the Half Shell”

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Wall, Christopher (American playwright, 1970-____), “Elmo on the Half Shell,”

a 20-minute drama set in a suburban living room, U.S.A., 1998,


; • © 1998 by Christopher Wall; • in Christopher Wall’s Dumpster Dan (Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.: The Author, 1998); • script/rights available from Christopher Wall, 198 8th Avenue 5R, Brooklyn, New York 11215, U.S.A., e-mail cnwall@hotmail.com, telephone (home) 718-832-1685, www.christopherwall.org.

§ Dramatis Persona Joey (m), __, _____.

§ Synopsis “Joey knows he screwed up, and he's trying to make things right with his girlfriend. The problem, you see, isn't with him. It's with his brother Nate . . . Joey tries to explain how the trouble started, but the more he talks, the less sense it makes—even to him—until his life starts to unravel in front of him.

§ Comment “A monologue for a disturbed guy in his 20s. A coat rack, table and chairs. Premiered separately at the Washington Theatre Festival, Source Theatre Company, District of Columbia, U.S.A., 1998. Produced as part of Some Other Place by Black Dog Theatre, District of Columbia, U.S.A., 2000.”—About, http://www.christopherwall.org, accessed July 27, 2004. • “My plays are organized into full-lengths, one-acts, and ten-minutes. I've included a plot summary, the cast and production requirements, and a script history. Everything here has been produced or published, or both. I pulled a monologue from each play to give you a sense of my writing. You're welcome to use them to audition. If you like what you see, contact me and I'll e-mail the script to you. I started writing comic essays to amuse my friends and make it through yet another workday in a basement cubicle. A more serious piece is forthcoming in The Saint Ann's Review. I currently teach expository writing at New York University, where I'm getting an MFA in dramatic writing. I have a BA from Dartmouth and an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University.”— Christopher Wall, June 9, 2004.”—About, http://www.christopherwall.org/resume.htm, accessed July 27, 2004.

§ Themes courtship, brother-brother relationship, introspection.

See also Christopher Wall's

  • "Dumpster Dan," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in an alley, evening, present, 2m
  • "Head Games," a 10-minute drama set in a living room in suburbia, U.S.A., 1997, 1m1f
  • "Some Other Place," a 55-minute pair of dramatic monologs (without intermission) set in a suburban living room, U.S.A., 2000, 1m1f

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