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“Looking for Bernice”

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Grant, Diane (Canadian playwright, 19__-____), “Looking for Bernice,”

a 10-minute dark comedy in English, set at an outdoor bench in Santa Monica, California, U.S.A., afternoon, 1990s,


  •  © 2001 by Diane Grant;  •  script/rights available from Diane Grant, 16131 Sunset Blvd. #7m, Pacific Palisades, California 90272, U.S.A., e-mail ae126-1@lafn.org, telephone (home) 310-454-6806, (work) 310-454-1970, www.dianegrant.com.  •  Cited by Diane Grant via ftp November 9, 2001; Grant says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Paul Bennet (m), 28, a lawyer; Janet Bennet (f), 25, an elementary school teacher; Steve Stevens (m), 27, their apartment manager.

  §  Synopsis “It’s late evening and Janet and Paul are out searching for their dog, Bernice. She’s been missing since noon. Janet thinks she may have crawled through a hole in a fence and be trapped in a construction site. Paul won’t go into the site because it’s wet and muddy and he’s wearing his Bruno Magli shoes. Janet’s afraid to go in but she can’t tell him why. Steve, their apartment manager, comes along. He’s worried about Bernice because he loves her, too.

  §  Comment “This play is simple to produce and can be played out of doors. It requires only a bench of any nature. It was produced in 2001 by Write Act Repertory of Los Angeles, CA.

  §  Themes divorce, growing apart, loss, marriage.

See also Diane Grant’s:
  • Sex and Violence,” a 45-minute dark comedy in English, set in Santa Monica, California, U.S.A., afternoon, 1990s, 2m2f


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