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Barnes, David-Matthew (American playwright, director, writer, 1970-____), “Clean,”

a 15-minute comedy-drama in English, set at a bus stop in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A., a Wednesday afternoon, 2002,

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;  •  © 2002 by David-Matthew Barnes;  •  in David-Matthew Barnes’ Clean (Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.: Author, 2002);  •  script/rights available from DNPAC Productions, Attention: Nick A. Moreno, Literary Manager, 2221 West Giddings Street, Chicago, Illinois 60625, U.S.A., telephone 773-784-0344, fax 773-784-4530, e-mail nmoreno@davidmatthewbarnes.com; contact David-Matthew Barnes at www.davidmatthewbarnes.com. • Cited by Nick A. Moreno via via ftp June 30, 2002; Moreno says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Vivien (f), an elderly former film star, widowed and suffering the early stages of Alzheimer’s; Maria (f), a strong willed Latina, mother of four, loyal housekeeper to Vivien.

  §  Synopsis “Vivien, an elderly former film star, develops a beautiful bond with her nurturing Latina housekeeper, Maria.

  §  Comment “Inquiries sent via e-mail to nick@all-startalent.com will receive prompt responses.”

  §  Themes Alzheimer (Alois Alzheimer, German neurologist, 1864-1915) , Alzheimer’s disease (a digenerative disorder that affects the brain and causes dementia, expecially late in life), culture clash, female bonding, friendship, Latina, old age.
 

See also David-Matthew Barnes’

 
  • "Are You All Right in There?," a 23-minute teenage comedy-drama in English, set in the upstairs master bathroom of an American home, almost midnight, Friday, in spring, 1995, 1m2f
  • "Baby in the Basement," a 15-minute drama in English, set in the basement of an old, abandoned warehouse in an unnamed American city, a night in March, present, 1m1f
  • "False Hopes," a 20-minute drama in English, set in the break room of a corporate office, 2001, 3f
  • "Hour Glass," a 20-minute drama in English, set in the formal dining room of the Caulwells' home, somewhere in Connecticut, U.S.A., Saturday evening, on the brink of spring, present, 1m1f
  • "I Ate Lunch Alone Today," a 25-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a modest one-bedroom apartment, New York City, April, 2002, 2m2f
  • "Number 76," a 10-minute teenage Latino drama in English, set on a bus stop on a city street in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., a Sunday night in the middle of October, 1999, 1m1f
  • "Stronger Than This," a 20-minute drama in English, set in a modest apartment in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., a rainy night in March, present, 2m1f
  • "Threnody," a 23-minute drama in English, set in a farm house in Central California, summer, 1989, 1m1f
  • "Unrequited," a 15-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a high school supply room, during a high school dance, 2001, 1m1f
  • "Wendy's Hurricane," a 15-minute drama in English, set in a studio apartment near a university in the city of Chicago, middle of January, present, 1m1f

 

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