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Sahner, Fred (American playwright, writer, 1935-____), “Sudden Exposure,”

a 12-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a restaurant, 2003,

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; • © 2003 by Fred Sahner; • in Fred Sahner’s Sudden Exposure (New York: The Author, 2003); • script available from Fred Sahner, 2 Stuyvesant Oval 11B, New York, New York 10009, U.S.A., e-mail fsahner@yahoo.com, telephone (home) 212-460-5811; • rights available from Writers Guild of America, East, 555 West 57th Street, Suite 1230, New York, New York 10019, U.S.A., telephone (212-767-7800, fax 212-582-1909. • Cited by Fred Sahner via ftp November 5, 2003; Sahner says,

§ Dramatis Personae Harry (m), 38, from a personals ad; Waiter (m), 20-60, keeper of menus; Julie, (f), 35, from a personals ad.

§ Synopsis “Two people using personal ads meet for their first date. They’ve lied in the ads; now the truth is coming out. They’re flawed all right but just may be right for each other.

§ Comment “A simple setting: a table for two, drinks on the table."

§ Themes courtship, first encounter, love story, mendacity, personals, truth.



See also Fred Sahner’s

  • "Among the Missing," a 12-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a kitchen, 8:30 a.m., Friday a.m., early spring, 2003, 2m1f
  • "The Anchor at Rest," a 12-minute comedy in English, set in Mom's  kitchen, 8:30 a.m., Monday, October 14, 2002, 1m1f
  • "Before She Leaves," a 12-minute family drama in English, set in a kitchen, Sunday evening, 2003, 2f
  • "Change of Heart," a 12-minute romantic comedy in English, set in the living room of the ex-wife, 3:00 p.m., Saturday afternoon, October, 2002, 1m1f
  • "Family Matters," a 12-minute comedy in English, set in a hospital room, evening, October, 2002, 3m1f
  • "The License," an 11-minute comedy in English, set in a County Clerk's office, Friday afternoon, October, 2002, 2m2f
  • "A Moving Experience," an 11-minute drama in English, set in an empty suburban living room, 2:00 p.m., Monday, October, 2002, 2m1f
  • "Missing Person," a 10-minute drama in English, set on a patio outside a ballroom, 10:00 p.m., Saturday evening, September, 2002, 1m2f
  • "The Naked Truth," a 12-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a small kitchen, 8:00 a.m., Saturday morning, September 14, 2002, 1m1f
  • "Reality Check," a 14-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a subway tunnel, New York City, Friday p.m., spring, 2003, 2m
  • "Ties That Bind," a 12-minute family drama in English, set in a kitchen, 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, March,  2003, 2m

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