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“Tough As Nails”

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Dubin, Kitty A. (American playwright, professor of playwriting, 1945-____), “Tough As Nails,”

a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a nail salon, Friday afternoon, 1998,


  •  © 1998 by Kitty A. Dubin;  •  in Kitty A. Dubin’s Tough as Nails (Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.A.: The Author, 1998);  •  script/rights available from Kitty Dubin, 380 Wimbleton Road, Birmingham, Michigan. 48009, U.S.A., e-mail writerkd@aol.com, telephone (home) 248 642-5636, fax 248 642-5636.  •  Cited by Kitty S. Dubin via ftp August 26, 2002; Dubin says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Shelly (f), 50, _____; Kate (f), 35, _____.

  §  Synopsis “A depressed and private woman, who's been recently dumped by her boyfriend, wants to pamper herself with a manicure but instead receives an important lesson in life from a seasoned manicurist.

  §  Comment “The theme of the play is you can't wait for someone to come rescue you. You have to take risks to improve your life.  •  1 scene. A manicurist's table, complete with nail paraphernalia, and two chairs. This play was a semi-finalist in the Turnip Theatre's 15 Minute Play Festival in 1999 in New York City. It was included in Heartlande Theatre's Play by Play Marathon in 1997 and was produced at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre in West Bloomfield in 2000.”

  §  Themes abandonment, depression, desertion, manicure, self-reliance.

See also Kitty A. Dubin’s
  • Bye Bye Love,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a funeral home, 2001, 2f
  • The Joy of Sex,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in the office of a marriage counselor, 1999, 2m1f
  • Mimi and Me,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a nursing home, afternoon, 1998, 2f
  • The Prom Dress,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in the fitting room of a department store, afternoon, spring, 1999, 3f
  • Skin Deep,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a doctor's office, afternoon, 2002, 1m1f
  • Strictly Personal,” a 35-minute comedy in English, set in a delicatessen, lunch hour on a weekday, 1998, 1m2f
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