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Paprzycki, Joseph M. (American playwright, senior sales representative, teacher, September 14, 1957-____), “Coming of Age,”

a 30-minute drama, in English, set in an apartment in New York City, evening, November, 2003,


; © 2003 by Joseph M. Paprzycki; • in Joseph M. Paprzycki’s Furlough (Oaklyn, New Jersey, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from Joseph M. Paprzycki, 540 Collings Avenue, Suite A925, Collingswood, New Jersey 08107, U.S.A., telephone (home) 856-854-3594, (work) 215-687-8845, playriter@aol.com. • Cited by Joseph M. Paprzycki via ftp August 1, 2004. Paprzycki says,

§ Dramatis Personae Carmen (f), 45, actress; Younger Carmen (f), 22, actress; Older Carmen (f), 62, actress.

§ Synopsis “Carmen, a forty-something-year-old actress comes home from an audition thinking she will be called back for a part. Her agent calls, telling her they want her for the older part in the play, sending Carmen into an evning full of visits from her past, future and set to appropriate arias frome her heroine, Maria Callas.

§ Comment “It is a play of fading hope and regret. • Single set. • Premiered in a one-week production at Polaris North in New York City. • I am also the author of eleven other one-act plays and eight full-length. A listing of my other plays is available. I am a member of the Dramatists Guild of America as well as of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center and a participating playwright at the Brick Playhouse in Philadelphia.” • Joseph M. Paprzycki’s one-act plays include: “Another Round,” “Carrying the Torch,” “Checkered Pasts,” “Coming of Age, ““Cross Keys,” “Curtain at Eight,” “Digging a Hole to China,” “Dressing for School,” “Furlough,” “Laramie Nights,” “Many Happy Returns,” “On the Wings of Sparrows,” “One on One,” “A Piece of the Action,” “Purple Hearts,” “Putting on Your Face,” “Side Dishes,” “Strutting Your Stuff,” “Suzi’s Cube,” “Turning Back the Mileage,” “Two for One,” “Two Shows Nightly,” “The Reunion,” “Waiting Tables,” “Yearbook Shots.” • Full-length plays include: And the Angels Sing—Featuring the Songs of Johnny Mercer, Artie, Divine Retribution, Fortune Cookies, Growth Spurt, Indoor Picnic, Last Rites, Shared Walls, Tennessee’s Final Curtain, Twisted Vows, Understudies, Windows ’97. • Screenplays include: Beneath the Waves, Days of Infamy, Final Absolution, Preconceived Echoes: America’s First Mass Murder. • Directing includes: “Belmont Avenue Social Club,” Hughie, “On the Wings of Sparrows,” “The Witch of Edmonton.” • Dramaturgy includes: Big Blonde. • Collaborations include: Without a Net. • Poetry includes: Crown of Thorns, Crown Royal, The Sentinel’s Cry.

§ Themes acting as a profession, actor-agent relationship,,aging, audition, Callas (Maria Callas, opera star, December 2, 1923-September 16, 1977, loss of hope, reminiscence, motivation, regret.

See also Joseph M. Paprzycki's:

  • "Curtain at Eight," a 15-minute comedy-drama, in English, set in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 7:30 p.m., Saturday,1996, 1m1f
  • "Furlough," a 20-minute drama, in English, set in a garage in Collingswood, New Jersey, U.S.A., April, 2004, 3m

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