"Magnificent Obsession"

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Christner, Dave (American playwright, 19__- ), "Magnificent Obsession,"

a 16-minute PG comedy in English,


©1995 by David W. Christner, script/rights available from the Dramatic Exchange or directly by email dwcpwright@edgenet.net or at URL http://www.dramex.org/authors_a-d.html#obsesion. Cited February 27, 1997. Christner says,

Dramatis Personae "Auriel (m) a prim and proper angel; Raphael (m) another angel, a little rough around the edges

Synopsis "One of two angels on R&R in New York decides to remain on earth as a mortal rather than return to the perfection of heaven.

Comment "Permission to produce this play is granted to the public for amateur performances, but may be withdrawn at a later time by the playwright. Permission will not be withdrawn from a company with a production in rehearsal or scheduled for performance. In lieu of a royalty a donation should be made to the A-T Children's Project, 398 West Camion Gardens Boulevard #104, Boca Raton, FL 33432, U.S.A. The playwright asks to be informed of any production of this play and to be forwarded a copy of the program and any reviews appearing in local media. The following must appear on the play program: 'The playwright is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Inc.'

"'A Magnificent Obsession' was originally written to be performed in the a trilogy of one-act plays, entitled The Unholy Trinity, which also includes 'My Fair Ladies' and 'A Room With A View.' However, this play may be performed separately or as part of the trilogy. All three plays of the trilogy are available through the Dramatic Exchange.

"This play has been performed in Canberra, Australia, with two females in the roles. And it worked fine, I understand.

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