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“The Working-Class-Fit Kit”

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Monsen, Ruby (American playwright, actor, student, 1977-____), “The Working-Class-Fit Kit,”

a 43-minute slightly absurd adult comedy in English, set in a modestly middle-class living room, 1998,


© 1998 by Ruby Monsen; script/rights available from Ruby Monsen, 454 Dearborn Road, Pescadero, California 94060, telephone 408-502-9272, e-mail rmonsen@cats.ucsc.edu. Cited Ruby Monsen via ftp, June 8, 1998; Monsen says,

Dramatis Personae Andrew (m), Vicki’s husband, married for twenty-five years; Steve (m), Diane’s husband, married for two years; Vicki (f), Andrew’s wife, married for twenty-five years; Diane (f), Steve’s wife, married for two years.

Synopsis “Vicki and Andrew, who have been married for 25 years, are in their living room, waiting for Steve and Diane, who have been married for just over two years, to arrive for a dinner party. Andrew, slightly embarrassed of his wife’s sexual flauntings, asks her to pull her skirt down before the guests arrive. Vicki doesn’t respond and Andrew accidently rips a long slit up the side of Vicki’s skirt while he is trying to pull the skirt down himself. Diane and Steve arrive, and a world of double meanings and innuendos explodes onto the page! It turns out Diane is an expert ‘sewer of slits’ and she offers to stitch Vicki’s slit for her with her Kit. Vicki believes that Diane is speaking of her ‘slit’ and starts trying to seduce Diane. Meanwhile, Andrew is trying to seduce Steve, a built, blond, business man who is in the end a hopeless romantic. Diane discoversthat she wants to be a liberated woman, and leaves Steve after she discovers that’s she’s gay. She leaves the house, forgetting the Kit that started the whole ball rolling in the first place. Vicki rushes out after here after a searing confrontation between Diane and Steve occurs. Steve and Andrew are left. Andrew finally gets Steve to kiss him and then he tells him the key to Life.”

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Themes aggressiveness, dinner party, double entendre, innuendo, Lesbianism, liberation, longtime relationship, male homosexuality, marriage, modesty, philosophy, romanticism, seduction, sewing, sex, skirt, vulva.


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