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The Woman in the White Jogging Suit

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Perlman, Sandra (American playwright, 1944-____), “The Woman in the White Jogging Suit,”

a 50-minute political drama set in a park, 1980s,


© 1992, by Sandra Perlman,script/rights available from Franklin Mills Press, P.O. Box 906, Kent, Ohio 44240, U.S.A., telephone 330-673-8632, fax 330- 677-2488, e-mail perl@sperlman.com. Cited to present author by Sandra Perlman via e-mail, January 11, 1996; Perlman says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Magda Schuller (f), an attractive and athletic older woman; Sunrise (f), a white robed follower of ‘Our Holy Mystic, the most benign leader, Mansa Poorna.’

  §  Synopsis “Magda Schuller, an attractive and athletic older woman, goes jogging in a park one morning. There she is offered roses and conversation by Sunrise, a white robed follower of ‘Our Holy Mystic, the most benign leader, Mansa Poorna.’ As they return again and again to meet in a series of encounters ending in a surreal trial, Sunrise reveals the Journey that has brought her to Magda, an artist who was once Hitler’s filmmaker. Together they seek to question and confront the role, rights and responsibilities of the artist in society.

  §  Comments “Four scenes, bare stage with few props to suggest park and trial sequence, may also involve multimedia. Premiered by Pro Balto Productions in New York City at Teatro Iati, 1983; subsequently produced by Canton Players Guild, Canton, Ohio, 1988.”
  §  Themes art, artist, athletics, filmmaking, flowers, Hitler (Adolph Hitler, Nazi dictator of Germany [1934-1945], 1889-1945),  jogging, park, responsibility, right, role playing, society, surrealism, trial.
See also Sandra Perlman’s
  • "And the Evening and the Morning Were the First Day," a 10-minute comedy in English, 1m1f
  • "Before the War," a 10-minute dance-drama in English, 4f
  • "Covers," a 10-minute drama in English, 2f
  • "Jocasta," a 45-minute drama in English, set in the royal bedroom of Jocasta, Queen of ancient Thebes, 2f
  • "Something With Fish," a drama in English, 1f
  • "Uniform Love," a farce-drama in English, 2m1f

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