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“One, Two, Three”

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Lohrey, David T. (American playwright, writer, teacher, drama critic, 1955-____), “One, Two, Three,”

a 15-minute comedy in English or Japanese, set in a college dorm room, Saturday night, 10:00 p.m.,


  •  © 2001 by David T.  Lohrey;  •  in David T.  Lohrey’s One, Two, Three (Edgewater, New Jersey, U.S.A.: The Author, 2001);  •  script/rights available from David Lohrey, 404 River Mews Lane, Edgewater, New Jersey 07020, U.S.A., telephone (work) 201-943-6209, (home) 201-943-6209, fax 201-943-6209, e-mail DavLohrey@msn.com, www.Lohreywrites.com.  •  Cited by David T. Lohrey via ftp August 1, 2002; Lohrey says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Dennis (m), 21, college student; Marlboro Man (m), 25-60, American cowboy; Lisa (f), 21, college student; Cover Girl (f), 26-40, sexy model, great body.

  §  Synopsis “A young couple come in from their first date to spend the night in the boy’s dorm room. They enter arguing about an Alfred Hitchcock film they have just seen. When Lisa leaves the room, the Marlboro Man suddenly appears to give Dennis advice on how to handle women. When Lisa reenters, the Marlboro Man disappears. The couple resumes their quarrel. When Dennis leaves to go to the bathroom, Cover Girl shows up to give advice to Lisa. Finally, the couple begin to sort things out, when the apparitions reappear, frustrated by their inability to exert their influence.

  §  Comment Three scenes. Each is located in the dorm room of an American college. No specials. The play will open at the Samuel French Festival in New York on August 17, 2002.  •  Translation into Japanese: Hideo Horibe, Professor of English, Institute of Technology, Hiroshima, Japan.

  §  Theme expectations, fantasy, gender studies.

See also David T. Lohrey’s

  • “In a Newark Minute,” a 20-minute farce in English, set at a ticketing counter, Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2m4f, available elsewhere in English and Japanese
  • Nirvana on Rye,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a bar, U.S.A., late afternoon, 2001, 3f
  • “Peace of Mind,” a 20-minute tragicomedy in English, set in a church basement, small town in the South, U.S.A., late afternoon, 1996, 1m4f, available elsewhere
  • Skinless and Boneless,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a deli, Los Angeles, U.S.A., early evening, 2000, 2m2f
  • Sperm Counts,” a 20-minute comedy in English (available in Japanese translation), set in the Los Angeles Sperm Bank/Fertility Clinic, U.S.A., afternoon, 2000, 3m1f
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