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“David’s Disappearance”

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Lichtig, Robin Rice (American playwright, 19__-____), “David’s Disappearance,” a 15-minute comedy-drama in English, set on a screen porch, Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A., October, 2001,


  ©  2001 by Robin Rice Lichtig;  •  in Robin Rice Lichtig’s David’s Disappearance (New York: Author, 2001),  •  script/rights available from Robin Rice Lichtig, 780 West End Ave., #6F, New York, New York 10025, U.S.A., e-mail dramamama@nyc.rr.com, www.dramamama.net, telephone (home) 212-864-0201, fax 212-864-0201.  •  Cited by Robin Rice Lichtig via ftp March 22, 2002; Lichtig says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Mailcarrier (m), 57, crusty realist; David (m), 25, wants nothing to do with living—not even his mail.

  §  Synopsis “David lost his wife in the World Trade Center collapse. He is determined to commit suicide by sitting still on his screen porch and letting the atmosphere absorb him. Mailman is determined to get David to accept his mail. "You got mail, you’re alive." Eventually Mailman insinuates himself onto the porch and kindles the ember that still burns in David.

  §  Comment “Only thing necessary is a chair. Bonuses are sound of a storm, effect of a screen porch.  •  The play has won a number of awards and been produced throughout the U.S.”

  §  Themes death, family, hope, loss, mail, postal service, rescue, storm, suicide, ten-minute play, widowhood, WTC (World Trade Center).

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