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Moore, Dawson (American playwright, theatre professor, director, actor, 1970-____), “Domestic Companion,” a 25-minute farce in English, set in Lindsey's living room, 1999,

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; © 1999 by Dawson Moore; • in Dawson Moore’s Domestic Companion (Valdez, Alaska, U.S.A.: The Author, 1999; • script/rights available from Dawson Moore, P.O. Box 3505, Valdez, Alaska 99686-3505, U.S.A., telephone (home) 907-835-5325, e-mail dawson@dawsonmoore.com, http://www.dawsonmoore.com. • Cited by Dawson Moore, via ftp, September 13, 2003; Moore says,

§ Dramatis Personae Cato (m), 25, hyperactive; Kane (m), 40, a neurotic and dangerous man; Lindsey (f), 25, attractive geneticist.

§ Synopsis “Frustrated by her boyfriend Cato’s snoring, Lindsey was tricked into injecting him with cat DNA by Kane, her stalker boss. The snoring has disappeared, but there are all sorts of complications to this rash misapplication of genetic engineering: chasing invisible objects, hiding in boxes, a fear of needles. Lindsey and Cato prepare to move to get away from her evil boss, Kane, who is in love with her and wants to have Cato put down.

§ Comment “Single living room set, one scene. Some combat, and needs a few special props: a large box, a television, and a syringe. • The play has been produced four times, and was first runner-up in Pacific Northwest Drama Competition. It was also a finalist in the Lovecreek Playwrights' Festival.” • Research could include Dawson Moore: a biography, http://dawsonmoore.com/bio.html.

§ Themes cat, euthanasia, feline DNA, genetics, snoring, stalking, unanticipated consequences.

See also Dawson Moore’s

  • "Bile in the Afterlife," a 35-minute comedy in English, set in the Egyptian afterlife, 3m1f
  • "In a Red Sea," a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a therapist's apartment, 2001, 1m3f
  • "Oh, Nancy!" a 25-minute farce in English, set a cafe, evening, 2001, 3m1f
  • "The Tie" a 12-minute drama in English, set in a living room, evening, late on a weekend night, 1999, 1m1f
  • "The War of Virginia & Alabama" a 15-minute comedy in English, set in an entry hall in the mythical American South, 2003, 1m2f

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