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Burgan, Michael (American playwright, freelance writer, 1960-____), “Tommy’s,”

a 10-minute drama in English, set in a coffee shop/newstand/corner store in Manhattan, a few weeks during July of this year,

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; • © 2003 Michael Burgan; • in Michael Burgan’s Tommy’s (Windsor, Connecticut, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from Michael Burgan, 27 Portman Street, Windsor, Connecticut 06095, U.S.A., e-mail mburgan@aol.com, telephone (home) 860-683-4272. • Cited by Michael Burgan via ftp May 21, 2004; Burgan says,

§ Dramatis Personae Tommy (m), 32, the proprietor of a store of the same name; Mr. Primicerio (m), 55, an unpleasant regular customer at Tommy’s; Marianne (f), 35, a regular customer at Tommy’s.

§ Synopsis: “Marianne’s daily routine of stopping for coffee and a bagel at Tommy’s is disrupted when her mother dies of cancer. Tommy offers his condolences and protects her when Mr. Primicerio gives her a hard time. Tommy is also concerned when Marianne has a run-in with a stranger over a cab—a sign of Tommy's unspoken attraction to her. An interviewer questions Tommy about Marianne. The interviewer is looking for background information on her after her untimely death in the subway.

§ Comment “Four scenes, one set. • Staged reading at Theatre Limina, Minneapolis, 2004 Summer Shorts."

§ Themes connections between stranger or acquaintances, death of a relative, hidden love, grief.



See also Michael Burgan’s

  • "500 Year, 500 Miles," a 45-minute comedy-drama in English, set in an apartment in a city somewhere in the northeast United States, Sunday afternoon, October, 1991, 2m2f
  • "Gigo," a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set in an office building in the northeast United States, a weeknight, 2004, 2m
  • "Rack 'Em Up," a 25-minute comedy-drama in English, set in the heavens, eons ago, 1m1f

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