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Putt, Barry M., Jr. (English-Italian playwright, 1969-____), “The Porch,”

a 10-minute drama in English in three scenes, set on Hank’s front porch, Beaverdam, Virginia, U.S.A., 2004,

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; © 2004 by Barry M. Putt, Jr.; • script/rights available from Barry M. Putt, Jr., P. O. Box 7233, Somerset, New Jersey 08875-7233, U.S.A., e-mail bmputt@aol.com, telephone (home) 732-846-1497, (work) 732-846-1497. • Cited by Barry M. Putt, Jr., via ftp January, 8, 2004; Putt says,

§ Dramatis Personae Hank (m), 66, in fading jeans, has chronic lung problems, sedentary outlook on life; Lennie (m), 62, in jeans, eager to try new things, but timid to go it alone; Franny (f), 84, stylish dresser, tired of living in her recently deceased, husband’s shadow.

§ Synopsis “A man struggles to break free from his fears and complacent ways in order to truly live life.

§ Comment “Three scenes: [scene i] A humid July evening on Hank’s front porch. [scene ii] A mid-September evening on Hank’s front porch. [scene iii] An afternoon, two weeks later on Hank front porch. • The play received an Equity staged reading at the Goldberg Theater, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, U.S.A., in 2003.

§ Themes complacency, new chance, senior citizenship, Virginia.



See also Barry M. Putt, Jr.'s

  • "Gutter Rat," a 31-minute drama in English, set in the bottom of a sewer, daytime, 2001, 2m
  • "Interpretations," a 30-minute drama in English, set (1) in the cafeteria of the Jubilee Advertising Agency, U.S.A., lunch time, 1997; (2) Tammy's cubical, the next day; (3) cafeteria, lunch time, one week later; (4) Lee's office, late that day; (5) cafeteria, lunch time, two days later, 1m3f
  • "Mother of the Year," a 12-minute comedy in English, set (1a) The bedroom of a teenager, Charl Shifaman, in a suburban house, U.S.A., 1999, (1b) Charl's family room, recent past; (2) a  town sidewalk, recent past; (3) Charl's bedroom, recent past, (4) Charl's family room, recent past, (5) entrance to a trendy dance club, recent past, (6) restaurant waiting area, recent past, (7) Charl's bedroom, 1999, (8) Mom's room, sanitarium, three months later, 3m1f
  • "The Reign of Leaves," a 30-minute mystery, set in the living room of an Iowa farm house, U.S.A., on a winter evening, 1997, 2m2f

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