Morogiello, John (American playwright, dramaturg, 1965-____), “Larry’s Resolution,”
a 55-minute menacing black comedy in English, set in a remote farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, night, 1993,
; • © 1993 by John Morogiello; • in John Morogiello’s Larry’s Resolution (Saskatchewan, Canada: One Act Play Depot, 2000); • script/rights available from One Act Play Depot, Box 335, Spiritwood, Saskatchewan S0J 2M0, Canada, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone (home) 306-883-3130, fax 775-249-8151, http://oneactplays.net. • Cited by John Morogiello via ftp, March 6, 1998; • also, cited by One Act Play Depot, Box 335, Spiritwoood, Saskatchewan S0J 2M0, Canada, home telephone 306-883-3130, fax 775-249-8151, http://oneactplays.net, via ftp July 9, 2002. Morogiello says,
§ Dramatis Personae Larry (m), 35, a bookish WASP-type traveller; Mary (f), 45, an attractive samaritan; Peter (m), 45, Mary’s husband, big, muscular, wears a bad toupee.
§ Synopsis “His car broken down on a snowy night, Larry seeks help at a nearby home. He is admitted into the home by Mary who asks him a number of personal questions, offers him things she does not have, and makes a pass at him. Mary and her husband, Peter, begin torturing Larry because he can’t make up his mind.
§ Comment “One scene, minimal properties. • It premiered under the title ‘Larry’s Resolution Challenged’ on June 30, 1995, at Axis Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. It assumed its current shape under the careful tutelage of director Rick Davis in a workshop production that opened at Rep Stage on June 20, 1997.”
§ Themes automobile, boredom, hilarity, indecision, malaise, marriage, mental anguish, phobia, privacy, samaritanism, sexual abuse, torture.
See also John Morogiello’s
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