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“A Pill by Any Other Name Is the Wrong Dosage”

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Folschinsky, Jeff (American playwright, lightning and sound designer, 1971-____), “A Pill by Any Other Name Is the Wrong Dosage,”

a 15-minute black comedy in English, set in a suburban home, 2002,

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•  © 2002 by Jeff Folschinsky; in Hell Is Other People (Spiritwood, Saskatchewan, Canada: One Act Play Depot, 2002), ISBN 189491029X, 49 pp.;  •  script/rights available from One Act Play Depot, Box 335, Spiritwood, Saskatchewan S0J 2M0, Canada, telephone (home) 306-883-3130, fax 775-249-8151, http://www.oneactplays.net/; contact Jeff Folschinsky, e-mail jefff@oneactplays.net. • Cited by Fraser MacFarlane, via ftp, October 26, 2002; MacFarlane says,

§  Dramatis Personae Nelson (m), 25,  a returnee; Dad (m), 55, Nelson’s father; Billy (m), 8, a relative newcomer; Janet (f), 25, Nelson’s wife.

§  Synopsis “A man comes home to find that his wife is missing, his father is acting strangely, and he has gained a son while he was gone.

§  Comment “The person that said "Coming home is always an adventure," was probably from this family.  •  One scene, no special requirments.  •  This play is part of the script Hell Is Other People, which also includes ‘Such Good Neighbors’ [1m1f],  by Susan Middaugh and ‘Batteries’ [3m1f],  by Donald Dewey.;  •  Jeff Folschinsky, who is originally from Houston, Texas, now resides in Los Angeles, California. His plays have been seen at various theaters in the Los Angeles area. He is also a staff writer for Ambition, a late night soap opera spoof at the Eclectic Company Theater in North Hollywood, California. He is also co-founder and a writer for "What's Wrong With Wally", a sketch comedy group that it heard regularly on the internet."-Jeff Folschinsky - One Act Play Depot, -http://oneactplays.net/folschinsky.html, accessed January 29, 2004.

§  Themes bi-polar disorder, drugs, insanity, manic depression, tyranny.

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