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“Pool of Tears”

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Ladutke, Rachel Rubin (American playwright, director, director, librettist, 1967-____), “Pool of Tears,”

a 15-minute fantasy-comedy in English, set in Wonderland, Sometime,


  •  © 2001 by Rachel Rubin Ladutke; • script/rights available from Rachel Rubin Ladutke, 30-27 41st Street, #2R, Astoria, New York 11103-3423, U.S.A., e-mail darling67@theatermail.net, http://www.geocities.com/darling1967, telephone (home) 718-721-6083, (work) 212-875-7785. • Cited by Rachel Rubin Ladutke, via ftp March 6, 2001; Ladutke says,

  § Dramatis Personae Alice (f), a girl; Not-Alice (f), very much like Alice, only she is not Alice; Roger (m), a rabbit; Herman (m), a mouse.

  § Synopsis “While trying to find her way out of Wonderland, or at least into a more interesting persona, Alice meets not-Alice, who intends to take over the persona she already has.  Roger the rabbit and Herman the mouse explain their philosophy on life and the problems with trying to be someone you're not.

  § Comment “This is a fun little diversion, loosely inspired by the Lewis Carroll books. One set, no specific requirements.  Premiere at the Looking Glass Theatre, in New York City, May, 2001.”

See also Rachel Rubin Ladutke’s
  • Allegro ,” a 40-minute drama in English, set in the kitchen of the family home in Connecticut and in an adoption agency in New York City, U.S.A., December, 1966 through June, 1967, 4f (with doubling)
  • Coda ,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in the kitchen of a farmhouse in Connecticut, U.S.A., June, 1978, 2f
  • Different Gifts ,” a 10-minute children's theatre drama in English, set in the hallway of a school, around noon on a school day, 1998, 3m or 3f or any combination
  • Prelude ,” a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in Western Connecticut, U.S.A., Sunday, July, 1946, 2f
  • Rondo ,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in the kitchen of a  farmhouse in Connecticut, U.S.A., an afternoon in September, 1957, 1m1f
  • Sowing The Seeds ,” a 60-minute drama in English, set in Western Connecticut, U.S.A., noon, July, 1994, through noon the next day, 1m3f
  • Wheelies ,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a studio apartment in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A., an afternoon in May, 1998, 1m1f
  •   § Themes fantasy, identity, personality.

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