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"Free Enterprise"

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Sanders, Eric (American playwright, writer, 1970- ), "Free Enterprise."

a 60-minute comedy in English set on a street corner in New York City, late evening, New Year's Eve, 1996,

2m,

© 1997, script/rights available from Eric Sanders, 1957 North Kenmore Avenue #3, Chicago, Illinois 60614, U.S.A., telephone (home) 773-404-6946, fax 773-404-6946. Cited to present author by playwright via ftp, June 18, 1997; Sanders says,

Dramatis Personae First Con Artist (m), Second Con Artist (m)

Synopsis "Two small-time con artists as they await the arrival of their mark discuss the means of production in a capitalist society. They unwittingly demonstrate their own powerless roles.

Comment "The conversation is the action. What does one do, exactly, if one wants to buy a monkey on New Year's Eve in New York? This and other important questions mark the conversation." The style is Chekhovian.

Themes crime, powerlessness, predator.




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