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Tarbescu, Edith (American playwright, author, 1952-____), “Mother’s Day,”

a 10-minute comedy in English set in a boat, 1997,

2f,

© 1997;  •  script/rights available from  Edith Tarbescu, Placitas, New Mexico, U.S.A. Cited by playwright via ftp, June 16, 1997; Tarbescu says,

  § Dramatis Personae Carol (f), sister of Louise; Louise (f), sister of Carol.

  § Synopsis “Carol and Louise are in a boat getting ready to throw their mother’s ashes overboard. Even this simple act brings out the sibling rivalry in them. In the end, they each want ‘mother’ for themselves and decide to divide the ashes and keep them.

  § Comment “See Tarbescu’s Website, http://home.earthlink.net/~tarbescu.”

  § Themes family, ritual, sister-sister relationship.

See also Tarbescu’s
  • Connectus Afaricanus,” a 60-minute farce in English, set in New York City; Africa, and Rome, 1978, 3m1f
  • The Interview,” a 10-minute comedy in English set in a yacht club, afternoon, spring, 1990s, 1m1f

  • Phone Play,” a 10-minute comedy in English set in an apartment in an urban area, Friday evening, 1995, 1m1f

     
     

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