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Dewey, Donald (Irish-American playwright, 19__-____), “Batteries,”

a 10-minute black comedy in English, set in a subway car, New York City, 2002,

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•  © 2002 by Donald Dewey; 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 Donald Dewey via e-mail dewey@oneactplays.net.  •  Cited by Fraser MacFarlane, via ftp, October 26 2002; Dewey says,

§  Dramatis Personae Tom (m), 65,  a blind man; Kevin (m), 30, a businessman; Deng (m), 50, a peddler; Audrey (f), 30, a businesswoman.

§  Synopsis “____

§  Comment “A black-comedy about the unpredictable impulses that draw people together and drive them apart while traveling on the subway through the caverns of New York City.  •  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 ‘A Pill by Any Other Name Is the Wrong Dosage’ [3m1f],  by Jeff Folschinsky.”  •  “Donald Dewey has published 18 books of fiction and non-fiction, including biographies of actors James Stewart and Marcello Mastroianni that have been translated into several languages. He has also had some 30 plays of varying lengths staged in the United States and Europe. His awards include those named after Nelson Algren, Tennessee Williams, and the Actors Studio. Surprisingly, and for reasons unknown . . . , he claims to have no photos.”—3a.m. Non-Fiction - JAZZ, http://www.3ammagazine.com/nonfiction/2002_oct/jazz.html, accessed October 31, 2002.

§  Themes black comedy, blindness, claustrophobia, fear, impulse, obnoxious passenger, subway, unpredictability.

 

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