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Stratford, Aoise (American-Australian playwright, 1968-____), “Population Growth,”

a 25-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a cafe, 2003,

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; • © 2003 by Aoise Stratford; • in Aoise Stratford’s Population Growth (Pasadena, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from Aoise Stratford, 425 South Oakland Avenue, #5, Pasadena, California 91101, U.S.A., e-mail aoise@hotmail.com, telephone (home) 626-844-7128. • Cited by Aoise Stratford via ftp September 25, 2003; Stratford says,

§ Dramatis Personae Malcolm (m), 25, Donna’s ex; Simon (m), 24, a stranger; Charlotte (f), 25, Donna’s friend; Donna (f), 25, Charlotte's friend.

§ Synopsis “Charlotte is out on a blind date and her friend Donna has come along for moral support. In fact, Donna is the one who set the whole thing up. But what Charlotte doesn't know is that Donna has set up two dates, one with her ex, who she hopes will fall back in love with her when he ‘bumps into her’ and one with a stranger who she hopes will make a match for Charlotte. But when the dates show up, confusion breaks out when the guys discover they’ve been set up, and the girls discover that Malcolm and Simon are actually brothers.

§ Comment “Very easily produced with only one basic set and no special requirements. Can be done site-specific in a bar or cafe.”

§ Themes blind date, brother-brother relationship, cafe, courtship, friendship, manipulation, mistaken identity.

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