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"On the Seine"

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Wilkie, Alexander (American playwright, professor, May 14, 1958-____), "On the Seine,"

a 20-minute comedy in English set in a health club, early evening,

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© 1996, script/rights available from Alexander Wilkie, 147 West Central Avenue, Moorestown, New Jersey 08057, U.S.A., telephone (home) 609-727-0267, or email Forrest37.aol.com. Cited by playwright via ftp, July 18, 1997; Wilkie says,

  §   Dramatis Personae _______ (f), a bored woman; _______ (f), ______; friend of the bored woman (m), a dreamer; _______ (m), a fitness enthusiast

  §   Synopsis One woman confides in the other that none of the men she meets is interesting. Moreover, she complains that she finds the fitness center and all of its exercise machines boring. Meanwhile, one man tells the other, a fitness enthusiast, that he has trouble meeting women because he is not a ‘gym guy but a shy dreamer. The dreamer, however, meets the bored woman at the rowing machines and conjures up for her a wonderful journey ‘on the Seine. As the lights fade, the pair happily row ‘downstream on their imaginary journey.

  §   Themes exercise, dreamer, physical fitness, Seine.

See also Alexander Wilkie’s
 

 

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