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Child, Christine (American playwright, 19__- ____), “Motown at the Moon Palace,”

a 45-minute comedy in English, set in a Chinese restaurant in a mall somewhere in the Midwest, during tornado season,


(can play with Christine Child’s “Aubergine,” a 30-minute experimental piece, 2f; and her “Old Granddad,” a 20-minute post-Christmas comedy set in a small city in the American Midwest, 1m1f) script/rights available from Christine Child, 2332 Scottwood Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43620, telephone 419-255-9211. Cited by Christine Child via e-mail mwikand@uof02.utoledo.edu October 12, 1995; Child says,

Dramatis Personae Mitch (m), a mid-level auto executive; Lou-Ann (f), Mitch’s administrative assistant; Debbi (f), their waitress; _______ (m), _____________.

Synopsis “Mitch, a mid-level auto executive, just wants lunch, though his administrative assistant, Lou-Ann, wants him to get her a promotion, while Debbi, their waitress (really a Shaman-in-Training) wants to change the world.”

Comment Can be performed on a bare stage with two chairs, or on a single simple set with two tables and two chairs. Performed by Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio, The University of Toledo Department. of Theatre, Toledo, Ohio.

Themes lunch, management, promotion, waitering.


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