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Dubois, Katherine (American playwright, 1958-____), “Sister’s Keeper,”

a 10-minute drama in English, set in a kitchen/breakfast room, morning, 2002,

2f;

 •  © 2002 by Katherine Dubois Reed,  •  script/rights available from Katherine Dubois Reed, 3185 17th Street Boulder, Colorado 80304-2617, U.S.A, telephone (home/work) 303-447-2553, e-mail thereeds@pcisys.net.  •  Cited by Katherine Dubois Reed, via ftp, May 31, 2002; Dubois says,

 §  Dramatis Personae Amy (f), 34, housewife; Ellen (f), 37,  housewife.

 §  Synopsis “Ellen and Amy are drinking coffee and gossiping about the woman who lives across the street, who, in their opinion, is doing a terrible job of taking care of her house, her yard, her children, herself. True, she’s had a rough time of it—her husband leaving her after the birth of their second child and her mother dying suddenly, but still. Amy wonders if there isn’t something somebody could do to help and considers ways she herself could offer assistance, but she doesn’t really want to inconvenience herself and puts off taking any action until it’s too late.

 §  Comment “Minimal technical requirements.”

 §  Themes abandonment, accountability, birth, charity, compassion, convenience, death, gossip, hypocrisy, involvement, neighborliness, responsibility, social action, voluntariness.
 

See also Katherine Dubois Reed’s
 
  • The Baby You Ordered,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, morning, 1999, 1m2f
  • Comeuppance,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a kitchen, after supper, 2001, 2m1f
  • The Con,” a 55-minute farce in English, set in an elegant room in a stately old mansion, morning, 2000, 2m2f
  • The Condition,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a doctor's office, afternoon, 1999, 1m1f
  • Dream Family,”a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, afternoon, 2000, 2m1f
  • The Edge,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set in a high school corridor, morning, 1999, 2m2f
  • Give and Take," a 10-minute drama in English set in the living room of a suburban home, morning, 1996, 2m1f
  • God for a Day,” a 40-minute comedy in English, set on a bare stage, 2001, 1m1f
  • Hale,”a 15-minute comedy in English, set on a stage, whenever, 1m1f
  • Paradise,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set on a a tropical beach, 2002, 2f
  • The Powder Room,” a 43-minute comedy in English, set in the ladies' powder room of a swank hotel, evening, 1998, 4f
  • The Rain Bird,” a 27-minute drama-romance in English, set in a clearing in the woods, morning, 1992, 1m1f
  • The Star,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, U.S.A., evening, 1998, 1m2f
  • Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right,” a 37-minute children’s theatre farce in English, set in the bears’ cave and the forest, once upon a time, 2m2f or 1m3f

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