"One's a Pawn of Time"

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Dederian, Mike (American playwright, 19__- ), "One's a Pawn of Time,"

a 35-minute PG dark science-fiction comedy,


© by Mike Dederian, March, 1992, script available from The Dramatic Exchange, or directly by e-mail michaeld@crl.com. Playwright grants permission to produce, which he may withdraw anytime. He will allow productions scheduled for performance within ninety days following the withdrawal date. The playwright asks to be informed of any production of this work. Files available in Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0 format include: (1) pawn.sif, this summary information document, (2) pawn.txt, a text-only copy of the script, (3) pawn.doc, the script in original format. Cited to Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online by Mike Dederian via e-mail michaeld@crl.com; Dederian says,

Dramatis Personae "Bill (m), 28, very intelligent, hint of nerd, defensive; Will (m), 28, a more mature version of Bill, physically and mentally; Lucy (f), 25, very self-assured but vulnerable to psychosis.

Comment "Originally scheduled to be performed on May 8, 1992, as a Bottom Line Theatre production at the Pomona College Department of Theatre for the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California, the production was canceled on the night of April 30 (if one recalls correctly)-the night the Rodney King verdict was announced. Some of the actors wished to attend a student discussion concerning the verdict, and a key rehearsal was therefore postponed. The playwright/director, estimating that the time remaining was insufficient to properly prepare the show and to complete his course requirements on the side, canceled the production. The playwright did graduate (Harvey Mudd College, 1992), but the play has not been performed-as of December, 1995.

"With a PG (Parental Guidance) rating, the script was originally conceived and written to be performed with identical twins cast in the roles of Bill and Will. While the playwright does not put this forth as a requirement, he advises that the actors playing these roles should bear a resemblance to each other, strong enough to be recognized by the audience immediately."

Themes include science fiction.

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