"Made in The USA -
Snapshots of the American Dream"
Settani, Dan (Italian-American actor, playwright, April 23,
1970- ), "Made in The USA-Snapshots of the American
a 90-minute performance piece in English set around America,
© 1996 by Dan Settani, script/rights available from Dan
Settani, 3355 Wilshire Boulevard #306, Los Angeles, CA 90010,
telephone (home) 213-637-0177, (work) 213-627-4999, fax 213-627-8773,
or through agent (Matt) at KLC Talent 310-246-1969. Cited to present
author by Dan Settani via ftp, May 7, 1997; Settani says,
Dramatis Personae Mr. Bob Davies (m), 35; veteran
police officer (m), 45; retired bigot (m), 50; atheist (m), 25;
real estate broker (m), 35; stockbroker (m), 40; Brooklyn Father
(m), 50; young man (m), 29.
Synopsis "Eight monologues deal with the
issues of racism, religion and AIDS. Each character has a specific
opinion pertaining to a particular topic:
- MR BOB DAVIES: A KKK participant trying to persuade the
audience to join the Klan and follow in the teachings of their
leader Mr. Bob Davies.
- THE NIGHT WITHOUT THE SHOVELS: A veteran police officer
trying to convince his rookie partner that the little black boy
he accidentally shot was some how justified.
- RACING: A retired bigot explaining the negatives of interracial
relationships with his bartender.
- I'M GOD: An atheist explaining to the audience that religions
are more evil than good.
- DEAD END JOB: A real estate broker talking to a Lawyer
friend on the repercussions he may suffer if he fires an employee
of his who has AIDS.
- AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: An out of work stockbroker suffering
a nervous breakdown because he feels all minorities and affirmative
Action is responsible for his demise.
- BENSONHURST BRUISER: A Brooklyn Father explaining to his
son about all the bad races in the country and why he has to stay
away from all of them.
- SUBURBAN SOLILOQUY: A young man explains the events that
led to the severe beating death of a black student in his high
school and how he still lives with the guilt of never doing anything
to stop it.
Themes AIDS, atheism, bar, black, death, KKK,
law, police, racism, real estate, religion, stockbroker.
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