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“Shoshanah’s Shabbat”

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Freedman, Colette (American playwright, writer, actor, producer, 1971-____), “Shoshanah’s Shabbat,” a 10-minute black comedy in English, set in Shoshanah’s bare apartment, 6:23 p.m., Friday, 2002,


; • © 2002 by Colette Freedman; • in Colette Freedman’s Shoshanah's Shabbat (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2002) ; • script/rights available from Writers Guild of America, west, Inc., 7000 West Third Street, Los Angeles, California 90048, U.S.A., 323-951-4000, 800-548-4532, fax 323-782-4800; contact Colette Freedman, 1527 North Orange Grove Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046, U.S.A., e-mail zaftig@sbcglobal.net, telephone (home) 213-705-1782. • Cited by Colette Freedman via ftp October 17, 2003; Freedman says,

§ Dramatis Personae Hank Morgan (m), an Aryan hunk; Schlomi Finklestein (m), Jewish, a figment of Shoshanah’s imagination; Shoshanah Rabinowitz (f), an unmarried daughter, saftig (hefty, juicy, pleasingly plump, rubenesque, buxom, embonpoint, voluptuous).

§ Synopsis “Shoshanah Rabinowitz has spent her life trying to please her Jewish parents; yet, she is dating uber-Catholic Hank Morgan. After lighting the Shabbat candles on Friday night, Shoshanah receives a visit from Schlomi Finklestein, a figment of her imagination who will not go away until she stands up to her parents’ nagging.

§ Comment “A table with two Shabbat candles and a pizza box are the only prop requirements.”

§ Themes candle, Catholicism, courtship, family, goyem, Judaism, nagging, parent-child relationship, pizza, Shabbat.

See also Colette Freedman’s

  • "Bridesmaid #3," a 10-minute comedy in English, set at a bar at a wedding, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, 2003, 1m1f
  • "Diamond's Aren't Forever," a 10-minute farce in English, set in Schwartz's Funeral Parlor, half past noon, 2004, 2m2f
  • "Field Hockey Legs," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in an art studio, 2:15 p.m., Monday, 2003, 2f
  • "First to the Egg," a bare-stage 10-minute comedy in English, set in a Fallopian Tube, Saturday Night, 2003, 3m1f
  • "Rock, Paper, Scissors," a 10-minute political bare-stage comedy in English, set in an oval office, 1m2f
  • "Serial Killer Barbie," a bare-stage 10-minute black comedy in English, 4f
  • "Soap Boxing," a 10-minute social drama in English, set in a metaphorical Garden of Eden, 2004, 1m1f

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