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Anne Phelan


Phelan, Anne (American playwright, author, 1960-____), “White Gloves,”

a __-minute drama in English set in a living room during the holidays, afternoon, 1988,

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;   © 1983, 1988 by Anne Phelan;  •  in Anne Phelan’s White Gloves (New York: The Author, 1983, 1988);  •  script and rights available from Anne Phelan, 208 East 88th Street, #4A, New York, New York 10128, U.S.A. • Cited in letter, November 22, 1995, and amended via e-mail phelan1914@yahoo.com, May 10, 1997, July 9, 2003; Phelan says, § Dramatis Personae Gert (f), friend of Amy; Amy (f), friend of Gert; ____ (f), ____.

  §  Synopsis “Two lifelong friends, Gert and Amy, in the course of an afternoon unravel their friendship, and the formerly passive and submissive Gert surprises even herself.

  §  Comment “This play was given a workshop production at the Trinity Rep Conservatory directed by Elizabeth Stott (David F. Eliet, Artistic Director) in 1983. It was given a staged reading at the Acting Studio/Chelsea Rep directed by John Grabowski (James Price, Artistic Director) in 1988. It was produced by Love Creek Productions as part of their One Act Play Festival at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row, New York City, in 1995."

  §  Themes dominance, female bonding, longtime friendship, passivity, submission.

See also Anne Phelan’s

  • "Dog," a 10-minute drama in English, 1f
  • "It's Called Development," a 10-minute drama in English, set in corporate office, 2002, weekday morning, 2001, 3f
  • "Strike Two," a 15-minute drama in English, set in the present, 1f
  • "Tricycle," a 30-minute drama in English, 1m2f


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