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Penman, Steve (Canadian playwright, teacher, director, 1953-____), “Courtship,”

a 60-minute comedy in English, set at a park bench beside a stream, autumn through winter, 1998,

2m,

© 1995 by Steve J. Penman, script/rights available from S. J. Penman, 506 - 5A Street S.E., High River, Alberta T1V 1K7, Canada, telephone (home) 403-652-7913. Cited by S. J. Penman, via ftp, November 1, 1998; Penman says,
 
Dramatis Personae Edward (m), a senior; David (m), a senior, his friend, a widower.

Synopsis “Edward is worried about his friend David, who has become indifferent toward life and it’s regular routines as he marks the tenth anniversary of his wife’s death. Edward
decides David needs to start seeing women again and procedes to play matchmaker. After
inital reluctance, David starts enjoying the swinging senior role. Edward shares his new
life vicariously. Eventially, David gets so wrapped up in dating that he again neglects the
routines of the retired life. The friendship of the two is strained almost to the breaking point. Edward finally comes to accept that in helping David change his way of life, his own must change as well.”

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Themes anniversary, courtship, death, friendship, marriage, matchmaking, retirement, routine, vicariousness. 
 

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