Mitchell-Shiner, Matthew (American playwright, professional stage manager, actor, student, 1970- ), "Solitaire,"

a 17-minute parody set in a Chekovian drawing room, early 1900s,


© 1996 by Matthew Mitchell-Shiner, script/rights available from Matthew Mitchell-Shiner, 782 G Acacia Walk, Goleta, California 93117, telephone 805-685-9641. Cited to present author by Matthew Mitchell-Shiner via e-mail March 3, 1996; Mitchell-Shiner says,

Synopsis"A young widow constantly plays solitaire, a young soldier prepares to duel his ladylove, and a naked violinist plays in the other room. The violinist enters, teaches the soldier to duel, plays some cards, and prepares a trip to play in Moscow.

Comment "Two workshop productions: University of California/Irvine, and winner of the 1995 Western Stage Short Playwriting Contest, Salinas, California, U.S.A."

Page updated March 3, 1996, by Lewis W. Heniford,

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