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Lichtig, Robin Rice (American playwright, 19__-____), “Toot Toots,” a  17-minute comedy in English, set in New York Harbor, 2003, 

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  ©  2003 by Robin Rice Lichtig;  •  in Robin Rice Lichtig’s Toot Toots (New York: The Author, 2003);  •  script/rights available from Robin Rice Lichtig, 780 West End Avenue, #6-A, New York, New York 10025, U.S.A., e-mail dramamama@nyc.rr.com, www.dramamama.net, telephone (home) 212-864-0201, fax 212-864-0201.  •  Cited by Robin Rice Lichtig via ftp March 20, 2003; Lichtig says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Lil Toot (m), 18 or older, a tugboat, shy New Yorker; Gull (m), 20, a seagull, Brooklyn accent, cool, man, cool; Lady Liberty (f), The Statue of Liberty, French accent, passionate.

   §  Synopsis “Lady Liberty, disappointed in quotas put on American immigration, wants to return to France where symbols are respected and women of a certain age are considered attractive. She enlists Lil Toot to tow her across the ocean. He is sick with love for her, but tongue-tied and prone to seasickness. Gull has his own selfish reasons for wanting Lady to remain.

  §  Comment “Wacky comedy written to be performed in a swimming pool or other body of water. Totally non-realistic. For example, Toot's costume would require a large innertube or raft. Gull and Toot should be good swimmers. No foul language, but not for children.  

  §  Themes anthropomorphism, American-French relations, boat, immigration, New York City, ocean voyage, Statue of Liberty, seasickness, swimming pool.
 

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