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Johnson, Chris (aka Christopher Johnson, Canadian playwright, professor, 1944-____), “Sex, Cold Cans, and a Coffin,"

a __-minute black comedy in English, set in an old folks’ home,

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;  ©  1980 by Chris Johnson;  •  in Chris Johnson’s Sex, Cold Cans, and a Coffin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Co-op, 1972).  •  Cited in The Brock Bibliography of Published Canadian Plays in English 1766-1978, edited by Anton Wagner (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Press, 1980) ISBN 0-88754-157-7, ISBN 0-88754-155-0;  •  script/rights available from Chris Johnson, Theatre Programme, University College, The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2, Canada, telephone 204-474-9758, cjohns@ms.umanitoba.ca.

  §  Dramatis Personae _____ (m), old man; _____ (m), old man; _____ (f), a young sociologist; _____ (f_), _____.

  §  Synopsis “Two old men who sustain themselves with the thought of sexual rejuvenation put their fantasy to the test when a young woman arrives to do a sociological survey of the home.” —Brock, 183.

  §  Comment Premiered at Frederic Wood Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, December, 1967.—Brock, 183.  •  Research could include Chris Johnson’s Essays on George F. Walker: Playing with Anxiety (Winnipeg ; Buffalo : Blizzard, 1999), ISBN 0921368828, LCCN 99230882, 269 pp., available from Blizzard Publishing Incorporated, 73 Furby St., Winnipeg MB R3C 2A2, Canada, telephone 204-775-2923, fax 204-775-2947, email info@blizzard.mb.ca.

  §  Themes Themes dream, geriatrics, home, sex, sociology, survey, visitor, youth.

See also Chris Johnson’s
Duet for a Schizophrenic,” a comedy, 1m1f
  • "Mirrors,” a drama in English, 1m1f

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