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"Made in The USA -

Snapshots of the American Dream"

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Settani, Dan (Italian-American actor, playwright, April 23, 1970- ), "Made in The USA-Snapshots of the American Dream,"

a 90-minute performance piece in English set around America,

1m,

© 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. RACING: A retired bigot explaining the negatives of interracial relationships with his bartender.
  4. I'M GOD: An atheist explaining to the audience that religions are more evil than good.
  5. 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.
  6. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: An out of work stockbroker suffering a nervous breakdown because he feels all minorities and affirmative Action is responsible for his demise.
  7. 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.
  8. 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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