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Child, Christine (American playwright), “Aubergine,”

a 30-minute experimental piece in English,

2f,

(can play with Christine Child’s “Motown at the Moon Palace,” a 45-minute comedy set in a Chinese restaurant in a mall somewhere in the Midwest, during tornado season, 2m2f; and her “Old Granddad,” a 20-minute post-Christmas comedy set in a small city in the American Midwest, 1m1f) script/rights available from Christine Child, 2332 Scottwood Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43620, telephone 419-255-9211. Cited by Christine Child via e-mail mwikand@uof02.utoledo.edu October 12, 1995; Child says,

Dramatis Personae Finny (f), a vegetarian; Bess(f), her friend.

Synopsis “Finny, a vegetarian, and her friend Bess, show . . . their friend-ship in a series of short scenes in which they tell each other their dreams.

Comment “All the dream material in the play is authentic, but who dreamed these dreams the author is not at liberty to disclose. Can be performed on a bare stage, or a set which consists of two arcs of hanging eggplants (aubergines). At least a dozen real live eggplants are needed. Performed by Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, New York, U.S.A.; Calliope Theatre, Williamstown, Massachusetts, U.S.A.; Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland, U.S.A.”

Themes authenticity, dreams, friendship, vegetarianism, verisimilitude.

 
 
 
 

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