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“Skinless and Boneless”

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Lohrey, David T. (American playwright, writer, teacher, drama critic, 1955-____), “Skinless and Boneless,”

a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a deli, Los Angeles, early evening, 2000,


 •  © 2000 by David T. Lohrey; in David T. Lohrey’s Skinless and Boneless (Edgewater, New Jersey, U.S.A.: The Author, 2000);  •  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, http://www.Lohreywrites.com.  •  Cited by David T. Lohrey via ftp, October 26, 2002; Lohrey says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Al(m), 65, pensioner; Howard (m), 58, pensioner; The Waitress (f), 30, deli staff person; The Hostess (f), 62, deli staff person.

  §  Synopsis “Two old geezers, pensioners, drop into their favorite deli for the first time in several weeks following the funeral of their best friend and former companion. They order the usual, but are somehow unable to make it all right. The absense of their former companion throws everything off. They can't get their menu favorite, the waitress doesn't recognize them; they make a scene and leave in a huff.

  §  Comment “A single scene in a deli/diner. Props required are the dishes ordered. Food is the centerpiece of this comedy.”

  §  Themes death, food, friendship, loss, menu, old age, recognition, routine.

See also David T. Lohrey’s

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
  • One, Two, Three,” a 15-minute comedy in English or Japanese, set in a college dorm room, U.S.A., Saturday night, 10:00 p.m., 2m2f
  • “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
  • 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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