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“The Prom Dress”

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Dubin, Kitty A. (American playwright, professor of playwriting, 1945-____), “The Prom Dress,”

a 15-minute comedy in English, set in the fitting room of a department store, afternoon, spring, 1999,


  •  © 1999 by Kitty A. Dubin;  •  in Kitty A. Dubin’s The Prom Dress (Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.A.: The Author, 1999);  •  script/rights available from Kitty Dubin, 380 Wimbleton Road, Birmingham, Michigan. 48009, U.S.A., e-mail writerkd@aol.com, telephone (home/work) 248 642-5636, fax 248 642-5636.  •  Cited by Kitty S. Dubin via ftp September 2, 2002; Dubin says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Amy (f), 18, a sullen high school senior; Barbara (f), 45, Amy’s controlling mother; Louise (f), an honest saleswoman.

  §  Synopsis “A controlling mother and her sullen teenage daughter shop for a prom dress. They battle over whose decision this is. The saleswoman helps the daughter find her own voice.

  §  Comment “Letting go of control and separating from one's parents. There is only one scene. Special requirements include three different prom dresses for Amy to try on and a screen to hide her changes.  •  Premiered in Heartlande Theatre Company’s Play by Play Marathon, Milennium Theatre, Southfield, Michigan, U.S.A.

  §  Themes adolescence, control, detached perspective, dominance, emerging maturity, mother-daughter relationship, prom, shopping.

See also Kitty A. Dubin’s
  • Bye Bye Love,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a funeral home, 2001, 2f
  • The Joy of Sex,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in the office of a marriage counselor, 1999, 2m1f
  • Mimi and Me,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a nursing home, afternoon, 1998, 2f
  • Skin Deep,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a doctor's office, afternoon, 2002, 1m1f
  • Strictly Personal,” a 35-minute comedy in English, set in a delicatessen, lunch hour on a weekday, 1998, 1m2f
  • Tough As Nails,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a nail salon, Friday afternoon, 1998, 2f
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