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Bollow, Ludmilla (American playwright, writer, actress, 19__-____), “Ozmania,”

a 10-minute fantasy comedy for adults or children in English, set in Ozmania, in any time, 2m2f; © 2002 by Ludmilla Bollow; • in Ludmilla Bollow’s Ozmania (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.: The Author, 2002); • script/rights available from Ludmilla Bollow, 314 West Sugar Lane, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217, U.S.A., telephone (home) 414-352-8370, fax 414-352-8370, e-mail bollow@earthlink.net, http://home.earthlink.net/~bollow/. • Cited by Ludmilla Bollow, via ftp May 21, 2004; Bollow says,

§ Dramatis Personae Bozo (m), changes into Scarecrow, Lion and Tinman; Dr. Marvel, O.Z. (m), jovial and sinister; Dorothy (f), air of wonder and awe about her; Nurse (f), both Nurse Witchet and Nurse Glinda.

§ Synopsis “Dorothy and Bozo enter through aisles singing “We’re off to see the wizard” They don’t know where they are and want to go home. Find out they’re in Ozmania, where they meet Dr. Marvel, O.Z., the bad nurse Witchet and the good nurse Glinda and experience the many oddities of Ozmania. After a magic potion, they decide they don’t want to go home anymore, they want to stay in Ozmania, “over the rainbow.”

§ Comment “Bozo changes into Scarecrow, Lion and Tinman by quick changes of hats he carries in his bag—also changes character. Dressed a bit odd. Dr. Marvel, O.Z., is patterned after Wizard. Loud, brash—maybe a false mustache? Wears a white jacket? Jovial and sinister. Dorothy is as much a takeoff of Dorothy as Judy Garland in movie. Checkered dress, pigtails, barefoot, or socks. Air of wonder and awe about her. Nurse plays both Nurse Witchet and Nurse Glinda. Can do by change of character and voice, or bit of costume. Witch hat for W. and crown and wand for G. Whatever you can come up with. • This play can be a delight to perform as much can be added to make it into fantasy and whimsy. No real setting, except desk for Dr. Marvel. Costumes and props are simple or deluxe. Fun for audience and cast. Play was written for Combat Theatre in twelve hours. It was on the Short List for the Sydney, Australia, Short and Sweet Festival in 2002. • Performed in Questry School in Shropshire England in 2003. Selected in play competition for performance at Chapel Hill School in Waltham, Massachusetts, U.S.A., in 2004.

§ Themes bad witch, children’s theatre, fantasy, good witch, imaginative, Wizard of Oz.



See also Ludmilla Bollow’s

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  • "Bunnies in a Bomb Shelter," a 10-minute comedy in English, set a simple home and bomb shelter, evening, a few years back, 2m2f (+ dramatic voice over)
  • "By the Sea, by the Sea," a 20-minute comedy in English, set in a pool area in posh hotel, Texas, U.S.A., early morning, today, 2m1f (+ voice)
  • "Carryon," a 10-minute play in English, set on a bare stage, no specific time, 1f (+ m or f voice)
  • "Children of Sin," a 10-minute bare-stage dramatic monolog in English, set at a carnival, the present, 1f
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  • "Dateless in Wisconsin," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a bar and kitchen, U.S.A., the present, 1m3f
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  • "Dental Mania, Day One," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a decrepit dental office, U.S.A., the present, 1m2f
  • "Dental Mania, Day Three," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a decrepit dental office, U.S.A., the present, 1m2f
  • "Dental Mania, Day Two," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a decrepit dental office, U.S.A., the present, 1m2f
  • "Edwina at the Sanitarium," a 7-minute dramatic monolog in English, set in a sanitarium, U.S.A., 1880s, 1f
  • "Fatless Future," a5- minute comedy in English, set in a living room, 2050, 1m1f
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  • "Four Widows from Wal-Mart," a 30-minute comedy in English, set on a bare stage with four chairs to indicate various locations, summer, the present, 4f (+ 1 male voice)
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