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Pachino, Jamie (American playwright, teacher, 1965-____) “Kreskin Be Damned,”

an 8-minute comic monologue in English, set anywhere, anytime,

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  •  © 1994, script/rights available from agent Nicole Graham, Writers and Artists, 19 West 44th Street, Suite 1000, New York, New York 10036, telephone 212-391-1112; fax 212-575-6397. Cited by (Ms.) Jamie Pachino, http://www.cadvision.com/sdempsey/pachino.htm, via ftp April 1, 1998; Pachino says,

  §  Dramatis Persona Accountant (m), a lovestruck man.

  §  Synopsis “A lovestruck accountant reunites with his girlfriend after he saves an HIV positive homeless man from an oncoming el train, by ‘mental.’

  §  Comment “This piece premiered at the Bailiwick Repertory (Chicago) Director’s Festival, and was selected as Best of the Fest.  It was subsequently included in a commercial run by the theatre run on a bill with pieces by Harold Pinter, Joe Pintauro, and Terrence McNally.  The reviews called it ‘a brief, tightly written monologue . . . with force, fury and comic bite’ (Chicago Sun-Times),  ‘vacuum-packed full of lifelong goals, dilemmas and desires’ (New City, Chicago), and ‘the highlight of the foursome . . . a vibrant character who deserves a full-length play’ (Gay Chicago Magazine). The piece has also played across the U.S.A. and in the Taking the Floor Festival, in Melbourne, Australia.”

  §  Themes accounting, courtship, HIV positive, homelessness, love, mind, obsession, rescue, reunion, train.

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