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“Call Me Mr. Pitiful”

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Smith, Rico (American playwright, advertising manager, 1954-____), “Call Me Mr. Pitiful,”

a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set in the kitchen of an apartment/house/condo, Saturday morning, 1997,


© 1997 by Rico Smith, script/rights available from Rico Smith, U.S.A., telephone (home)  770-281-3189. Cited by Rico Smith, via ftp, August 24, 1998; Smith says,
Dramatis Personae Ralph (m), a rejected suitor; Colin (m), Ralph’s roommate.

Synopsis “Ralph and Colin are roommates.  Ralph is depressed because he has been dumped by his girlfriend, who has found another man.  Colin tries to bring Ralph out of his depression by relating his story of ‘possessed love’ years before.  Having been Colin’s
roommate for 2 years, Ralph cannot accept the fact that any woman could do to Colin, what Cheryl has done to him. Colin relates his tale of love possessed, and in the end reveals a truism to Ralph that Ralph has been totally unaware of during their shared life.”

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Themes depression, courtship, desertion, homosexuality, rejection, roommate.

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