Farrell, G. E. (American playwright, paralegal, 1948-____), “A Long Time,”
a 25-minute drama in English in two scenes, set in an apartment in Florida, November, 2001,
• © 2001 by G. E. Farrell; • script/rights available from G. E. Farrell, 1849 Haring Street, Brooklyn, New York 11229, U.S.A., e-mail email@example.com, telephone (home) 718-339-0410. • Cited by G. E. Farrell via ftp November 18, 2001; Farrell says,
§ Dramatis Personae Anthony (m), a young soldier; Hal (m), an elderly man; Angela (f), a young nurse; Angela (f), as an elderly woman.
§ Synopsis “Hal, a World War II veteran, visits Angela, a former nurse, who cared for him during the war. Also at the hospital where they were was Anthony, who subsequently became a famous playwright and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Anthony loved Angela, but they never met again after the war. A play that he wrote about his experiences as a wounded soldier has become famous. Angela insists that she is not the woman portrayed in the play though she has been considered that woman for many years. She resents being believed to be that woman. She claims that she did not love Anthony but merely flirted with him. Hal visits her for the first time since the war, though they recently corresponded. They discuss the hospital, Anthony, and what they have done since they last met. Angela concedes that she did indeed love Anthony but could not marry him because of their age difference: she was older.
§ Comment “This play of two scenes, the first of which is a dumb scene, needs only a single set. • Only recently completed, it has no performance history as of November, 2001.”
age difference, fame, identity, long separation, literary source, love,
memory, nursing, reminiscence, veteran, visit, World War II.
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