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Dubois, Katherine (American playwright, 1958-____), “Comeuppance,”

a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a kitchen, after supper, 2001,

2m1f,

© 2001 by Katherine Dubois Reed;  •  script/rights available from Katherine Dubois Reed, 3185 17th Street Boulder, Colorado 80304-2617, U.S.A, telephone (home/work) 303-447-2553, e-mail thereeds@pcisys.net.  •  Cited by Katherine Dubois Reed, via ftp, November 29, 2001; Dubois says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Parker (m), 15, a teenaged boy; An Old Woman (f), 75, completely batty; A Man (m), 45, tired of life.

  § Synopsis “Parker hates being made to do chores and can’t wait until he leaves home. He is reluctantly cleaning the kitchen, grumbling and complaining, when something funny happens to the lights and he wonders what's going on. Suddenly he is confronted by a batty old woman who confuses her words and accuses her son of locking her in her room all day and spreading false stories about her. She claims to live in Parker's house—and to add to his surprise, he begins making odd discoveries of unexplained changes in his home. The arrival of the old woman’s son tells Parker some of the truth, but he doesn’t yet know the full truth of who these people are and why they’re in his home.

 §  Comment “Requires food props, some lighting effects.”

 §  Themes comeuppance, responsibility, revenge.
 

See also Katherine Dubois’:
  • The Baby You Ordered,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, morning, 1999, 1m2f
  • The Con,” a 55-minute farce in English, set in an elegant room in a stately old mansion, morning, 2000, 2m2f
  • The Condition,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a doctor's office, afternoon, 1999, 1m1f
  • Dream Family,”a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, afternoon, 2000, 2m1f
  • The Edge,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set in a high school corridor, morning, 1999, 2m2f
  • Give and Take," a 10-minute drama in English set in the living room of a suburban home, morning, 1996, 2m1f
  • God for a Day,” a 40-minute comedy in English, set on a bare stage, 2001, 1m1f
  • Hale,”a 15-minute comedy in English, set on a stage, whenever, 1m1f
  • Paradise,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set on a a tropical beach, 2002, 2f
  • The Powder Room,” a 43-minute comedy in English, set in the ladies' powder room of a swank hotel, evening, 1998, 4f
  • The Rain Bird,” a 27-minute drama-romance in English, set in a clearing in the woods, morning, 1992, 1m1f
  • Sister’s Keeper,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a kitchen/breakfast room, morning, 2002, 2f
  • The Star,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, U.S.A., evening, 1998, 1m2f
  • Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right,” a 37-minute children’s theatre farce in English, set in the bears’ cave and the forest, once upon a time, 2m2f or 1m3f
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