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"Four One-Hundredths"

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Hellesen, Richard (American playwright, 1956- ), "Four One-Hundredths,"

a 13-minute drama in English set in a photographic studio, 1994,


© 1995, script/rights available from Richard Hellesen, e-mail, telephone (home) 916-965-4048, or agent Earl Graham, Graham Agency, 311 West 43rd Street, New York City, New York 10036, telephone 212-489-7730, fax 212-489-7731. Cited by playwright via ftp June 18, 1997; Hellesen says,

Dramatis Personae Denny (m), agent; Sheila (f), Olympic swimming medalist; Phil (m)

Synopsis "Denny thinks he has landed the hottest of prospects for product endorsements-an Olympic medalist in swimming, who also happens to have noble career aspirations and is a babe besides. Trying to get a feel for his client (as prelude to getting a feel of her), he asks her to recount her moment of Olympic glory. Her victory turns out to be a failure, leaving Denny enraged, Sheila bewildered and betrayed, and Phil reconsidering his part in all of it . . . ."

Comment Produced, City Theatre, Miami, 1997; genders switched in production to 1m, 2f-contact playwright for details. Finalist, Actors Theatre of Louisville National Ten-Minute One-Act Contest, 1994.

Themes advertising, commercialism, hero-worship, Olympics, photography, swimming.

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