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Rice, Darcy (American playwright, free-lance writer, 1959- ), "Trophies,"

an 18-minute drama in English set in the kitchen, living room and bedroom of Irene's home, late morning, 1995,


© 1995, script/rights available from Darcy Rice, darcyrice@aol.com, telephone (home) 714-498-3216, fax 714-498-6910. Cited by playwright via ftp September 19, 1997; Darcy says,

Dramatis Personae Robin (f), daughter; Irene (f), mother

Synopsis "Robin takes the morning off work to help her mother Irene with a difficult task, one that Irene has postponed for nearly two years: packing up her dead son's possessions. As Robin and Irene clean out the boy's room, Robin is forced to come to terms with her feelings for her younger brother and confront her painful relationship with her mother."

Comment "Trophies" was originally produced in February, 1995 at The Attic Theatre in Hollywood as part of the Attic's annual One-Act Play Marathon. "Trophies" ran for five weeks to sold-out houses. Darcy Rice is the author of three novels, as well as more than 50 short stories and non-fiction articles. His work has appeared in regional, national and international publications; his three novels have been translated into foreign language editions in ten countries. Other works for the theatre include the book for the musical YEARBOOK, published by Dramatic Publishing in 1996, and the one-act play "Loving Fitzgerald"(Ensemble Studio Theatre, Los Angeles; Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York; Attic Theatre, Hollywood.) He is a contributing editor for Orange Coast Magazine, and a member of the Dramatists Guild, Inc.

Themes brother-sister relationship, death, family, grief, mother-daughter relationship, mother-son relationship.

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