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Patton, Paul (aka Paul D. Patton, American playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, assistant professor of communication and theater, 1952-____), “Waiting for the Call,” a 20-minute comedy in English, inspired by Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, set in a room, 2001,


; © 2001 by Paul Patton: • in Paul Patton’s Waiting for the Call; • in Paul Patton’s Waiting for the Call (Spring Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.: The Author, 2001); • script/rights available from Paul Patton, Mail St.#28, Spring Arbor University, 106 East Main, Spring Arbor, Michigan 49283, U.S.A., e-mail ppatton@arbor.edu or pattonplace9@cs.com, telephone 517-750-6714; Patton says,

§ Dramatis Personae Beth (f), teenage sister; Rachel (f), teenage sister.

§ Synopsis “A loose update of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. Two teenage sisters wait for a call from friends that may never come.”—Playwrights Source Book—Play Descriptions: One Acts & Musicals, http://cita.org/playwriting/PlaySourcebook3.htm, accessed September 20, 2001.

§ Comment Premiered at Kellam High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.A.; several high school, college, and community theaters have produced it. • Chairs on either side of a small table, a telephone and a television remote on the table. • Paul D. Patton, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of communication and theater at Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. A minister for fifteen years, Paul is also the founder and former artistic director of Trinity House Theater in Michigan--now entering its twentieth-fourth season. He has written and produced over twenty full-length plays, one-acts, and musicals. Paul is currently in rehearsal for his new play, Lifting the Veil, about the wedding night of two faith healers.” • “Paul Patton is currently an associate professor of communication and theater at Spring Arbor University in Michigan. His teaching and research interests are in communication theory, cultural analysis, and performance practice. Paul was in pastoral ministry for fifteen years at Trinity Church in Livonia, Michigan, where he was also the founder of Trinity House Theater, now celebrating its 24th season. He also worked as a radio talk-show host at WMUZ in Detroit, and wrote comedy sketches for WCCM in Ypsilanti. He is an award-winning playwright, with over twenty produced plays. He is married to Bethany Dean, and has three daughters: Jessica, Emily, and Grace.”—Have Scripts...Scripts And Plays For All Audiences, http://www.havescripts.com/, accessed July 1, 2004.

§ Themes call, friendship, sister-sister relationship, teenage, waiting.

See also Paul Patton's

  • "The Edie and Elmira Show," a 45-minute drama in English, set in Elmira Federal Prison, Elmira, New York, U.S.A., 1864, 3m1f (+ extras)
  • "Holy Motion," a 25-minute drama in English, set in a 25-minute drama in English, set in Russia, months after the fall of the Soviet Union, 2m2f

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