Hellesen, Richard (American playwright, 1956- ), "Four
a 13-minute drama in English set in a photographic studio,
© 1995, script/rights available from Richard Hellesen,
e-mail email@example.com, 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
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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