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Marshall, Dan (American playwright, boatman, software developer, microgeophysicist, inventor, 1951-____), “Moments,”

a 13-minute adventure tragedy in English, set on the Klamath River, Northern California, U.S.A., Midday, 1980,

2m or 2f

; © 2002 by Dan Marshall; • in Dan Marshall’s Moments (Cupertino California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2002); • script/rights available from Dan Marshall, 10827 Linda Vista Drive, Cupertino California 95014, U.S.A., telephone (home) 408-253-7096, e-mail dan_marshall@cs.com. • Cited by Dan Marshall, via ftp, February 26, 2002; Marshall says,

§ Dramatis Personae ____ (m or f), 16-30, white water guide; ____ (m or f), 16-30, white water guide; Narrator (m or f extra with lines), any age, frame for play.

§ Synopsis “A delightful day of sunshine and water fighting is turned suddenly into a tragedy when a raft hits an old tree and a newlywed drowns. The entire play occurs directly after the disaster as the two guides search for a drowned woman. As they row down the river, they discuss their feelings, how quickly things can change, and how best to help the widower with his feelings.

§ Comment “The set and props should include a white water raft with oars. If the play is to be performed in the San Francisco area I could provide these. • The two primary characters are white water guides. Their ages are between 16 and 30. The play was originally written for two males but they could easily be female as female white water guides are common. There is also a narrator with a short appearance at the beginning and end of the play. • This play is based on a true experience I felt moved to communicate and share.

§ Themes adventure, boat, death, moment, raft, suddenness, true experience, water.

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