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Wenckheim, Nicholas (Hungarian-born Argentinian playwright, commercialist, 1922-____), “Out of Eden,” an 8-minute tragi-comedy in English, set inside a uterus, anytime,

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; • © 1994 by Nicholas Wenckheim; • in Nicholas Wenckheim’s Out of Eden (New York: The Author, 1994) ; • script/rights available from Nicholas Wenckheim, 530 Park Avenue, #6A, New York, New York 10021, U.S.A., e-mail dbsouthampton@aol.com, telephone (home) 212-759-5353, fax 212-759-2335. • Cited by Nicholas Wenckheim via ftp September 18, 2003; Wenckheim says,

§ Dramatis Persona The Child (m), preborn and newborn, a new life.

§ Synopsis “The heavenly-peaceful intrauterine life yeilds to the tremendous shock of being violently ejected into life.

§ Comment “Single scene. Single scene. Can be performed entirely without props or with two gigantic rubber-gloved hands activated from above. The actor wears a gray leotard with bared head, hands and feet.

§ Themes birth trauma, gestation, shock.

See also Nicholas Wenckheim's

  • Choir of Silence,” a 55-minute drama in English in fifteen scenes, set in a non specific city in Germany, 1970, 1965, 1945 1942 and 1945 in that order, 3m1f
  • Ice Eaters,” a 50-minute drama in English, in six scenes, set in a cell in a jail, mid winter, 1981, 1m1f

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