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Wilner, Sheri (American playwright, 1969-____), “Hunger,”

a 65-minute comedy-drama in English, set on a Nantucket beach,


  •  © 2000 by Sheri Wilner, 221 West 15th Street #1FE, New York, New York 10011, U.S.A., e-mail sheriwilner@hotmail.com;  •  script/rights available from Chris Till, Writers and Artists Agency, 19 West 44th Street, Suite 1000, New York, New York 10036, U.S.A., telephone 212-391-1112.  •  Cited by Sheri Wilner via ftp August 17, 2001; Wilner  says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Adam (m), 29, fiancé; Seymour (m), 30, mysterious stranger; Diana (f), 29, fiancée.

  §  Synopsis “A ravenous, inexplicable hunger wakens Diana in the middle of the night, hours after accepting Adam’s marriage proposal.  She eats all of the food in his Nantucket cabin, but her hunger is not abated and she is compelled to venture out to the beach alone. A mysterious stranger named Seymour emerges from the depths of the ocean, and presents her not only with oysters, but the opportunity to accompany him back into the sea.

  §  Comment “Hunger consists of four scenes, alternating between the cottage and the beach.  Despite the play's setting on the beach, no attempt at naturalistic scenery needs to be used.  Water and sand should be represented with lights, fabric, and movement.  Hunger has been produced by The Contemporary American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and read at Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Cherry Lane Alternative, The Women's Project and Productions, Rattlestick Productions and Ensemble Studio Theatre.”

  §  Themes desire, hunger, life choice, longing, marriage, ocean, sensuality.

See also Sheri Wilner’s
  • Bake-Off,” a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set on the cooking floor of the Pillsbury Bake-Off, 2m1f
  • Joan of Arkansas,” a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a college library, early summer, 1m1f
  • Little Death of a Salesman,” a 20-minute drama in English, set in the lobby of the Standish Arms Hotel, 1m1f
  • Relative Strangers,” a 35-minute comedy-drama in English, set on an airplane, 3f


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