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Canaday, Tami (American playwright, 1959-____), “Santa Tells a Story,”

a 10-minute comedy in English, set a laundromat, Christmas Eve, 2002,

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•  © 2002 by Tami Canaday; in Tami Canaday’s Santa Tells a Story (Spiritwood, Saskatchewan, Canada: One Act Play Depot, 2002); • script/rights available from One Act Play Depot, Box 335, Spiritwood, Saskatchewan S0J 2M0, Canada, telephone (home) 306-883-3130, fax 775-249-8151, http://www.oneactplays.net/; contact Tami Canada via e-mail canaday@oneactplays.net.  •  Cited by Fraser MacFarlane, via ftp, October 26, 2002; MacFarlane says,

§ Dramatis Personae Santa (m), __, dominant personality; Rob (m), __, a man dressed casually in winter clothes.

§ Synopsis “A garrulous, repetitive Santa Claus corners a hapless man, Rob, as his captive audience.

§ Comment “The piece is set in a Laundromat, but for poor Rob, it might as well be Hell.  •  One scene, no special requirements.  •  Premiered by The Changing Scene, 1527½ Champa Street, Denver, Colorado (telephone 30-893-5775), 1997.

§ Themes Chaplin (Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, English film actor, producer, director, composer, 1910-1952 resident in United States, 1889-1977), Christmas, laundromat, repetition, Santa Claus.

See also Tami Canaday’s

  • Imp of the Perverse,” a 25-minute black comedy in English, set in a park, 2002, 1m1f
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