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Michael Martin and Tim Ballard in The Great Beast Theater's production of "Evan on Earth," Chicago, 2001.
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“Evan on Earth”


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Patrick, Robert (American playwright, screenwriter, ghostwriter, 1937-____), “Evan on Earth,”

a 40-minute gay comedy-drama in English, set in the kitchen of  a New York City apartment, 3:00 a.m., 2001,

2m;

  •  © 2001 by Robert Patrick;  •  script is online at http://hometown.aol.com/rbrtptrck/myhomepage/writing.html;  •  rights available from Robert Patrick, 1837 N. Alexandria Avenue, #211, Los Angeles, California 90027, U.S.A., e-mail rbrtptrck@aol.com.  •  Cited by Robert Patrick via ftp November 17, 2001; Patrick says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Man (m), 45, a sophisticated but sentimental bohemian; Evan (m), 25, a handsome and high-spirited bourgeoise.

  §  Synopsis “The Man and Evan quarrel in the kitchen. The Man wants some alone-time. Evan wants him to come back to bed. It may be their last night together. Middle-class Evan is HIV-positive and knows the bohemian Man could not afford to take care of him if he becomes ill. Their express their tensions and regrets in witty invective. When they leave the stage to go back to bed, it’s hard to know if it’s from love or anger.

  §  Comment “Both actors must be excellent with rapid repartee and sudden changes of mood.  Nudity or semi-nudity is required. The setting is the kitchenette of a Manhattan high-rise. Venetian blinds are required. Unproduced as of November 17, 2001.”

  §  Themes HIV-positive, homosexuality, power of sex, memory, power of the past, reality vs romance, responsibility, romantic love, thin line between love and hate, sex.
 

See also Robert Patrick’s many published plays cited in 1/2/3/4 for the Show, script/rights of which are available from Samuel French, Inc., 25 West 45th Street, New York, New York 10010-2751, U.S.A., telephone 212-206-8990, fax 212-206-1429; or 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90046-2795, U.S.A., telephone 213-876-0570, fax 213-876-6822; or 80 Richmond Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1P1, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416-363-1108; or Samuel French, Ltd., 52 Fitzroy Street, London W1P 6JR, England, SF 302.

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