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Sugarek, Trisha E. (Irish-French-American playwright, writer, director, actor, artist, 1941-____), “The Perfume Bottle,”

a 10-minute farce in two scenes in English, set in Tumwater, Washington, U.S.A., 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 1920, and 7:00 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 1920,

3f; • © 2004 by Trisha E. Sugarek; • in Trisha E. Sugarek’s Ten Minutes to Curtain: A Collection of 10-Minute Plays (Cibolo, Texas, U.S.A.: The Author, 2004); • script/rights available from Trisha E. Sugarek, 3812 Greenridge Drive, Cibolo, Texas 78108, U.S.A., e-mail trishsugar@aol.com, www.writeratplay.com, telephone (home) 210-269-6858, fax 830-627-0803. • Cited by Trisha E. Sugarek via ftp December, 8, 2004; Sugarek says,

§ Dramatis Personae Violet, (f), 9, the younger sister of six girls; Ivah (f), 11, another sister; Widow Pruitt (f), 60, a mean old lady who tattles and complains about the Guyer kids and their mischief.

§ Synopsis “Violet and Ivah seek revenge on Widow Pruitt who has tattled to their mother and gotten the girls in trouble, not for the first time. Ivah passes gas [farts] into a beautiful perfume bottle and corks it. They tie a pretty bow on it and attach a greeting card. Ivah and Violet then leave this gift on Pruitt's front porch. Widow Pruitt finds it the next morning and the two sisters, hiding in the bushes, watch the consequences.

§ Comment “Very, very funny! Simple, one set. Can be as simple or complex as director wants. Clothing suggests the 1920s. • Published playwright, Trisha Sugarek, began her acting career in Los Angeles. She worked in New Orleans as a commercial actor in television and radio. She went on to direct and write. Two of her newest full-length plays, Emma and the Lost Unicorn and The Guyer Girls, have been published by Bakers Plays in 2004. Consult www.writeratplay.com for other plays.”

§ Themes 1920, adolescence, all-female cast, flatulence, mischief, prankster, revenge, sister-sister relationship.



See also Trisha E. Sugarek's

  • "The Next Break," a 40-minute comedy-drama in English in four scenes, set in Hollywood, 1990, 2m2f
  • "Billie: The Scent of Magnolia, A Tribute to the Life of Billie Holiday," a 40-minute comedy-drama in English in five scenes, based upon the life of African-American, jazz singer, Billie Holiday, set in Balitmore, Harlem, and on tour with the big bands, 1928-1937, 1f
  • "Bobby and Eleanora," a 10-minute drama in English, set in an old lady's bedroom, 3:00 a.m., Tuesday, 2004, 1m1f
  • "Dear Mom," a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a living room in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., late-morning, a spring day, 2005, 1m2f
  • "The Guyer Girls," a 40-minute comedy-drama in English in five scenes, set in Mama's kitchen, Tumwater, Washington, 7:30 a.m., spring, 1923, 4f
  • "Ivah, the Terrible," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 1950, 3m1f
  • "La Verne and Jack," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in Tumwater, Washington, U.S.A., 1:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, 1920, 3f
  • "The Waltz," a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 10:00 p.m., Saturday, August 12, 1920, 1m1f
  • "Tiny Dancer," a 10-minute bare-stage drama in English, set in Port Hudson, Texas, U.S.A., 4:00 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2003, 1f
  • "Training the Troops," a 10-minute comedy in three scenes in English, set in the American Midwest, 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2003, and 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 5, 2003, 3m1f

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