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

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

2m1f,

© 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 umitcm00@mcl.mcl.uscb.edu 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, heniford@ix.netcom.com.

Return to Welcome Page Return to Welcome Page or to Table of Contents.


Small-Cast One-Act Guide On-line complements the print volume 1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays, by Lewis W. Heniford (Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1995), ISBN 0-8108-2985-1, $39.50, plus s/h, Scarecrow Press, c/o UNIVERSITY PRESS OF AMERICA, 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706, telephone 800-462-6420 or 301-459-3366, fax 301-459-2118.