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Booth, Roy (American playwright, comicbook/games/book store owner, 1965-____), and Shane K. Robertson (American playwright, student, 1967-____), “Hello, Crisis Center Hotline?”

a 17-minute comedy satire in English, set in a swanky high rise office, 1996,


  •  © 1996 by Roy Booth and Shane K. Robertson;  •  script/rights available from Aran Press, 1036 S. Fifth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203, U.S.A., phone 502-568-6622, fax 502-561-1124, email aranpres@ay.net, http://members.aye.net/~aranpres/index.html; or from Roy C. Booth, 221 3rd Street NW Bemidji, Minnesota  56601, U.S.A., telephone (home) 218-759-0246, (work) 218-759-0246, e-mail roycbooth@hotmail.com; or from Shane K. Robertson, telephone (home) 218-722-5888.  •  Cited separately by Roy Booth and Shane K. Robertson, via ftp February 8, 1999; Booth and Robertson say,

  §  Dramatis Personae Benton (m), a powerful corporate raider; __________ (m), __________; __________ (f), __________.

  §  Synopsis “Benton, who has senators in his pocket and has the ear of Big Business at his beck and call, recounts the singular event that helped transform him from a liberal-minded bleeding heart into the nigh merciless S.O.B.”

  § Comment_____ Themes big business, control, corporate raid, power, liberal, mercy, United States senate, recollection.

See also:

Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 1965-____),

  • Cafe a la Ionesco,”a 32-minute absurdist farce in English, set in a fancy restaurant in Nymore, Minnesota, Tuesday evening, February 2, 1999, 3m1f
  • The Coat,”a 20-minute drama in English, set in a Greek mountain outpost, late night, winter, 1940, 3m1f
  • The Coldest Time of the Year,” a 20-minute children’s play in English, set in a forest in India, long ago, 3m
  • The Confession,” a 25-minute suspense drama in English, set in a small, isolated church, northern Minnesota woods, U.S.A., 1995, 2m
  • He Who Gets Laughed At Last,” a 25-minute dark comedy in English, set the dressing room in a comedy club, 1996, 2m2f
  • The Peasant and the Waterman,” a 15-minute children’s play in English, set in Old Russia, long ago, 3m1f
  • Ratopolis,” a 22-minute science fiction drama in English, set in American suburbia, 2045,1m1f (+ extras)

Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 1965-____) and Cynthia Booth (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 19__-____),

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