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Papadopoulos, Peter (aka Peter Joseph Papadopoulos, American playwright, actor, teacher, 1969-____), “In the Cool Cool Cool,”

a 10-minute comedy in English, set in the operating room, afterlife,

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; • © 2005 by Peter Papadopoulos; • in Peter Papadopoulos’ In the Cool Cool Cool (Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.A.: The Author, 2005); • script/rights available from Peter Papadopoulos, 525 South 6th Street, Apartment 16, Terre Haute, Indiana 47807, U.S.A., e-mail Peter@Peterpop.com, telephone (home) 860-655-0290, http://www.peterpop.com/playwriting.html. • Cited by Peter Papadopoulos via ftp November 27, 2004; Papadopoulos says,

§ Dramatis Personae Dr. Hopper (m), 25-45, father; Hopper/Patient (m), 18-50, son/hospital patient; Narrator (f), 25-45, mother; Nurse (f ), 22-50 . § Synopsis “In a hospital operating room, the Mother narrates the her husband's affair, the death of his patient, and the collapse of her family, all through the reading of a Dr. Seuss book to her son Billy.

§ Synopsis “In a hospital operating room, the Mother narrates the her husband's affair, the death of his patient, and the collapse of her family, all through the reading of a Dr. Seuss book to her son Billy.

§ Comment “Through the Dr. Seuss storytelling narrative we see the interweaving of these multiple collapsing lives--and most of all its impact on the son." Selection: Boston Theatre Works Unbound Festival 2000, Theatre Limina's "Summer Shorts: On the Edge" Festival 2005.”—In the Cool Cool Cool - a new ten minute play by Peter Papadopoulos, http://www.peterpop.com/sample-cool.html, accessed October 21, 2005. • “The plays of Peter Papadopoulos have received numerous productions across the United States. . . . His plays have won several awards and honors. . . . He teaches playwriting and acting at Indiana State University [200 North Seventh Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809-9989, U.S.A.].” • More: “His plays have been produced at numerous theaters including Bedlam Studios in Minneapolis [Minnesota, U.S.A.], Drake University [Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.], and Trinity College in Hartford [Connecticut, U.S.A.]. His play ‘In the Cool Cool Cool’ [a 10-minute drama] was a selection at the Boston Theatre Works Unbound Festival 2000 [Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.], and ‘Last Love’ was a selection the Byrdcliffe Theater Works Festival [Woodstock, New York, U.S.A.] in 2004. Visit his website to read samples of his plays!”—StoryFoundry.com, http://storyfoundry.com/source/pwlisting.cfm?playwright=25, accessed November 27, 2004.

§ Themes absentee fatherhood, death, divorce, Dr. Seuss, father-son relationship, mother-son relationship, ocean, sex, shooting, surgery.

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