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Van Strander, Chris (American playwright, actor, 19__-____), “Again and Again,”

a 25-minute comedy-drama in English, set high atop the edge of a quarry at midnight, 2003,

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; • © 2003 by Chris Van Strander; • in Chris Van Strander’s Again and Again (New York: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from Chris Van Strander, email CMVS@aol.com; (cell) 484-995-0483. • Cited by Alan Woods via e-mail woods.1@osu.edu, June 16, 2003; Woods says,

§ Dramatis Personae Young Man (m), teenage boy; Old Man (m), mysterious older man; Young Woman (f), teenage girl.

§ Synopsis “A teenage boy arrives at a lover's lane high atop an abandoned quarry, hoping to reconcile with his estranged love. But the presence of a mysterious older man, already holding his own vigil there, threatens to thwart the reunion. When the young woman arrives, the older man must make a critical choice: will he help the pair reconcile, or steal the girl away for himself?”

§ Comment Semifinalist, The Eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors Competition, announced June 13, 2003. • “Eileen Heckart (1919-2001) [was] the distinguished American actress whose long career culminated in her stunning performance in Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery (2000), for which she received the Drama Desk Award, Obie Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award. That same year she was awarded the Tony for lifetime achievement. She also was the recipient of an Academy Award (Butterflies Are Free), Golden Globe (The Bad Seed) and an Emmy (Save Me A Place at Forest Lawn). She was recognized with a Margo Jones Medal in 2000 for her long championing of new plays, having appeared in almost thirty world premiere productions.”—TRI: Eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors Competition, http://www.lib.ohio-state.edu/triweb/heckart.html, accessed July 25, 2003.

§ Themes age difference, courtship, reconciliation, vigil.

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