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Lohrey, David T. (American playwright, writer, teacher, drama critic, script doctor, 1955-____), “Nirvana on Rye,”

a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a bar, late afternoon, 2001,

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  •  © 2001 by David T. Lohrey; in David T. Lohrey’s Nirvana on Rye ( (Edgewater, New Jersey, U.S.A.: The Author, 2001);  •  script/rights available from David Lohrey, 404 River Mews Lane, Edgewater, New Jersey 07020, U.S.A., telephone (work) 201-943-6209, (home) 201-943-6209, fax 201-943-6209, e-mail DavLohrey@msn.com, http://www.Lohreywrites.com.  •  Cited by David T. Lohrey via ftp October 26, 2002; Lohrey says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Marguerite (f), 23, call girl; Danielle (f), 38, call girl; Waitress (f), 47, _____.

  §  Synopsis “Two call girls sit sipping afternoon cocktails. Danielle, who has been around, is trying to wise Marguerite up to some of the occupational hazards of their business. The tougher Danielle tries to be, however, the more vulnerable and damaged she appears. Finally,the women rush off, hoping to catch a new sci-fi picture at the local cinema.

  §  Comment “A single scene. The mood changes are captured by the lighting. The bar is poorly lit and sad in its near-emptiness.”

  §  Themes advice, bar, battle-of-the-sexes, exploitation, loneliness, love, occupational hazard, prostitution, sex, vulnerability.

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