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“The Capture and Arrest of Winnie Borden Vole”

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Lockney, Robert E. (American playwright, 1922-____), “The Capture and Arrest of Winnie Borden Vole,”

a 45-minute crazed farce in American English, set somewhere in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., on a weekday afternoon, October 11, 1991,

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; © 1991 by Robert E. Lockney; • in Robert E. Lockney’s The Capture and Arrest of Winnie Borden Vole (Manhattan Beach, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 1999); • script/rights available from Robert E. Lockney, 577 29th Street, Manhattan Beach, California 90266, U.S.A., e-mail rlock@gte.net, telephone (home) 310-545-7775. • Cited by Robert E. Lockney, via ftp March 10, 2004; Lockney says,

§ Dramatis Personae John (m), 35, our hero, kind of greedy and grasping; Keystone (m), __, a thoroughly incompetent policeman; Elaine (f), John’s wife, long suffering and patient; Mother (f), __, John's mother, a dragon.

§ Synopsis “What do you do when you find out that your wife of several years is actually an escaped ax murderess from a high security institution? Why, you start to spend the reward money, buy a boat and set up a mistress or two, that's what. Especially when the authorities produce verifiable, irrefutable, physical evidence. What happens when the evidence seems to vanish into thin air? You dance as fast as you can. Well, I would.

§ Comment “This play has only one scene in a simple set. No costume changes. • There is some lisping for comedic purposes. The lead actress should be able to develope a lisp that comes and goes. "You wascally wabbit you." Like that. Oh yes, she is tied up in a mile of rope that is slowly untied by her husband while he makes excuses for his behavior. My goal was to develop hysterical laughter while she does absolutely nothing but glare as she realizes the basic nature of her mate. • Premiered by students at Binghamton College, Bimghamton, New York, U.S.A.

§ Themes bondage, captivity, crime, elevator malfunction, evidence, greed, high security institution, in-law relationship, marriage, murder, police incompetence, reward, speech therapy, trust.



See also Robert E. Lockney's

  • "French Fry," a 60-minute farce in English, set in Paris, 9:00 a.m., April, 1900, 2m2f
  • "On the House," a 45-minute comedy in American English, set in a seedy roadhouse bar, just outside of Modesto, on Highway 99, California, U.S.A., 10:00 a.m., 1939, 3m1f
  • "Southern Discomfort," a 45-minute comedy in American English, set in a hotel room, Hollywood, California, U.S.A., 10:00 a.m., 1989, 1m1f

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