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“Diamond's Aren't Forever”

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Freedman, Colette (American playwright, writer, actor, producer, 1971-____), “Diamond's Aren’t Forever,”

a 10-minute farce in English, set in Schwartz's Funeral Parlor, half past noon, 2004,

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; • © 2004 by Colette Freedman; • in Colette Freedman’s Diamond's Aren't Forever (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2004) ; • 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 March 24, 2004; Freedman says,

§ Dramatis Personae Mr. Herbert Schwartz (m), 65, James Bond fanatic; Bob Blumenthal (m), 25), _____; Mrs. Sylvia Sladnowsky (65), Jewish diva; Samantha Schwartz (f), 25, _____.

§ Synopsis “Samantha Schwartz and Bob Blumenthal have sex in a coffin. They pop out when Sam’s father and funeral parlor owner Herbert Schwartz arrives with Sylvia Sladnowsky, who is shopping for a coffin for her good-for-nothing schmuck tailor husband Levi. Bob hides in the coffin and chaos ensues.

§ Comment “Only set requirement is a coffin.”

§ Themes Bond (James Bond), coffin, diamonds, engagement, funeral, intercourse, kiss, marriage, proposal, schmuck, tailoring.



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
  • "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
  • "Shoshanah's Shabbat," a 10-minute black comedy in English, set in Shoshanah's bare apartment, 6:23 p.m., Friday, 2002, 2m1f
  • "Soap Boxing," a 10-minute social drama in English, set in a metaphorical Garden of Eden, 2004, 1m1f

This Website continues under construction and welcomes new citations and comments.

Page mounted January 25, 2004, and updated October 9, 18, 2004, June 30, 2005, by the Webmaster.

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