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Dubois, Katherine (American playwright, 1958-____), “The Con,”

a 55-minute farce in English, set in an elegant room in a stately old mansion, morning, 2000,

2m2f,

© 2000 by Katherine Dubois Reed,  •  script/rights available from Katherine Dubois Reed, 3185 17th Street Boulder, Colorado 80304-2617, U.S.A, telephone (home/work) 303-447-2553, e-mail thereeds@pcisys.net. Cited by Katherine Dubois Reed, via ftp, March 16, 2001; Dubois says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Forsythia (f), 68, a widow; Shelley (f), 28, Forsythia’s granddaughter; Robert (m), 33, Shelley’s boyfriend; Gary (m), Robert’s friend.

 §  Synopsis “Forsythia is outraged at the increase in her insurance premiums but has an idea to get back some of the money she’s spent insuring her late husband’s Audubon prints.  It’s not really fraud.  But she’ll need her granddaughter’s help.  Shelley, however, is distraught at learning her boyfriend is cheating on her.  But she agrees to help her grandmother when she spots a way to turn the plan to her own advantage—and set up the two-timing Robert in the process.  Robert, once in on the plot, has his own ideas, but they’ll require the assistance of his buddy, Gary.  A pity that Gary proves himself untrustworthy.  Still, among all those sets of fake prints, one of them must be real, if a person could only get his/her hands on them.

 §  Comment “__________.”

 §  Themes abettal, betrayal, fake print, fraud, friendship, honesty, infidelity, insurance, money, scheme, trustworthiness.
 

See also Katherine Dubois’:
  • The Baby You Ordered,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, morning, 1999, 1m2f
  • Comeuppance,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a kitchen, after supper, 2001, 2m1f
  • The Condition,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a doctor's office, afternoon, 1999, 1m1f
  • Dream Family,”a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, afternoon, 2000, 2m1f
  • The Edge,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set in a high school corridor, morning, 1999, 2m2f
  • Give and Take," a 10-minute drama in English set in the living room of a suburban home, morning, 1996, 2m1f
  • God for a Day,” a 40-minute comedy in English, set on a bare stage, 2001, 1m1f
  • Hale,”a 15-minute comedy in English, set on a stage, whenever, 1m1f
  • Paradise,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set on a a tropical beach, 2002, 2f
  • The Powder Room,” a 43-minute comedy in English, set in the ladies' powder room of a swank hotel, evening, 1998, 4f
  • The Rain Bird,” a 27-minute drama-romance in English, set in a clearing in the woods, morning, 1992, 1m1f
  • Sister’s Keeper,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a kitchen/breakfast room, morning, 2002, 2f
  • The Star,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, U.S.A., evening, 1998, 1m2f
  • Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right,” a 37-minute children’s theatre farce in English, set in the bears’ cave and the forest, once upon a time, 2m2f or 1m3f

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