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“A Mirror Unbroken”

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LaFay, Carol Ann (American playwright, May, 1979-____), “A Mirror Unbroken,”

a 5-minute drama in English, set on a stage with a chair, no time frame, just the thoughts of the two characters,


; © 2000 by Carol Ann LaFay; • in Carol Ann LaFay’s A Mirror Unbroken (Hudson Falls, New York 12839, U.S.A.: The Author, 2000); • script/rights available from Carol Ann LaFay, 560 Lower Wright Street, Hudson Falls, New York 12839, U.S.A.; or 226 MacDonough Hall, SUNY, Plattsburgh NY, 12901, U.S.A., e-mail lafa1428@mail.plattsburgh.edu or dairygirl7@yahoo.com, telephone (home) 518-747-2769. • Cited by Carol Ann LaFay, via e-mail May 10, 2000; LaFay says,

§ Dramatis Personae Anna (f), 18, former girlfriend of Ted; Ted (m), 20, former boyfriend of Anna.

§ Synopsis “Anna and Ted have broken up. They reveal their thoughts on the relationship and how they are both moving on.

§ Comment “Produced as part of the Student One Acts, fall, 1999. Well received by the audience; I keep getting compliments on the style of writing. The idea is that Anna and Ted can’t really hear each other’s thoughts, but they take comfort in sharing the words, anyway.”

§ Themes aftermath, breaking up, insight, moving on.

See also Carol Ann LaFay's

  • "Eulogy," a 10-minute drama in English, set in a dorm room, late afternoon on a weekday, 2000, 1f (+ extra female recorded voice)
  • "The King is Going to Hell," a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a city park, U.S.A., late morning on a weekday, 2000, 1m1f (+ 1 dog or creative prop)
  • "Taking a Break," a 10-minute comedy in English, set on a split stage showing a beach in Guam and a dorm room, U.S.A., anytime, 2000, 3m1f

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