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Sahner, Fred (American playwright, writer, 1935-____), “The License,”

an 11-minute comedy in English, set in a County Clerk's office, Friday afternoon, October, 2002,

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  •  © 2002 by Fred Sahner;  •  in Fred Sahner’s The License (New York: The Author, 2002);  •  script/rights available from Writers Guild of America, East, 555 West 57th Street, Suite 1230, New York, New York 10019, U.S.A., telephone (212-767-7800, fax 212-582-1909; contact Fred Sahner, 2 Stuyvesant Oval 11B, New York, New York 10009, U.S.A., telephone (home) 212-460-5811, e-mail fsahner@yahoo.com.   •  Cited by Fred Sahner via ftp September 17, 2002; Sahner says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Robert Fogenbiper (m), 35, Joan’s fiancee; Oscar (m), 32, Mrs. Hatch’s son; Joan Bella (f), 35, Robert’s fiancee; Mrs. Hatch (f), 58, County Clerk.

  §  Synopsis “Applying for their wedding license, a couple discovers they are not very compatible. The ditzy County Clerk’s bizarre questions have them discovering their differences. The Clerk may be strange, but there’s a purpose to everything she says and does.

  §  Comment “A surprise ending puts the clerk in a new light.  •  One scene. Needs a table and three chairs. A simple set. The cast can be either casually or well dressed.”

  §  Themes compatibility, county clerk, romance, wedding license application. See also Fred Sahner’s

  • "Among the Missing," a 12-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a kitchen, 8:30 a.m., Friday a.m., early spring, 2003, 2m1f
  • "The Anchor at Rest," a 12-minute comedy in English, set in Mom's  kitchen, 8:30 a.m., Monday, October 14, 2002, 1m1f
  • "Before She Leaves," a 12-minute family drama in English, set in a kitchen, Sunday evening, 2003, 2f
  • "Change of Heart," a 12-minute romantic comedy in English, set in the living room of the ex-wife, 3:00 p.m., Saturday afternoon, October, 2002, 1m1f
  • "Family Matters," a 12-minute comedy in English, set in a hospital room, evening, October, 2002, 3m1f
  • "A Moving Experience," an 11-minute drama in English, set in an empty suburban living room, 2:00 p.m., Monday, October, 2002, 2m1f
  • "Missing Person," a 10-minute drama in English, set on a patio outside a ballroom, 10:00 p.m., Saturday evening, September, 2002, 1m2f
  • "The Naked Truth," a 12-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a small kitchen, 8:00 a.m., Saturday morning, September 14, 2002, 1m1f
  • "Reality Check," a 14-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a subway tunnel, New York City, Friday p.m., spring, 2003, 2m
  • "Sudden Exposure," a 12-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a restaurant, 2003, 2m1f
  • "Ties That Bind," a 12-minute family drama in English, set in a kitchen, 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, March,  2003, 2m

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