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Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book store owner, educator, 1965-____), “Cafe a la Ionesco,”

a 32-minute absurdist farce in English, set in a fancy restaurant in Nymore, Minnesota, Tuesday evening, February 2, 1999,

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; • © 1999 by Roy C. Booth; • in Roy C. Booth’s Cafe a la Ionesco (North Hollywood, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 1999); • script/rights available from Original Works Publishing, 5225 Blakeslee Avenue #204, North Hollywood, California 91601, U.S.A., www.originalworksonline.com; contact Roy C. Booth, 3811 6th Avenue West, Hibbing, Minnesota 55746, U.S.A., telephone (work) 218-262-4744, e-mail roycbooth@hotmail.com. • Cited by Roy C. Booth via ftp February 8, 1999; Booth says,

§ Dramatis Personae Man (f [sic]), _____; Woman (m [sic])), _____; Busboy (m), _____; Fire Chief/Waiter (m), _____.

§ Synopsis “A Man and a Woman discover on their first date that sometimes when you go out to eat at a fancy restaurant in Nymore, Minnesota, there’s a very good chance that you’ll end up getting billed for what you didn’t order and that the state university-educated Busboy will often be a bit monosyllabic. . . .

§ Comment “Oh, and by all means, skip the floor show: the calamari is just too fresh. Man is played by a woman, and Woman is played by a man.” Addendum by Cynthia Booth, April 5, 2002: “And the play has since been produced, respectfully, at the Minnesota and Seattle Fringe Festivals.”

§ Themes bill, dining, first date, meal order, restaurant, service.

See also Roy C. Booth's

  • "Alvissmal," a 10-minute Skaldic verse drama in English, translated and adapted from Old Norse by Roy C. Booth, set in outside Thrudheim, Thor's home in Asgard, night, ancient Norse mythological era, 2m
  • "Circe," a 5-minute dramatic dance piece in English, set at the gates of Mount Olympus, mythological Greece, 4f
  • "The Coat," a 20-minute drama in English, set in a Greek mountain outpost, late night, winter, 1940, 3m1f
  • "The Coldest Time of the Year," a 20-minute children's play in English, set in a forest in India, long ago, 3m
  • "The Confession," a 25-minute suspense drama in English, set in a small, isolated church, northern Minnesota woods, U.S.A., 1995, 2m
  • "Do You Think Dogs Think? Part I" a 10-minute postmodern comedy in English, set in a college office, today, 3m1f (+ extras)
  • "He Who Gets Laughed At Last," a 25-minute dark comedy in English, set the dressing room in a comedy club, 1996, 2m2f
  • "No Uncertain Terms," a 60-minute postmodern drama on comedy, translated by Roy C. Booth and Peter Birmanns from the German original, set in the headquarters of the Black and White Party, last week, 3m1f (+ extras)
  • "The Peasant and the Waterman," a 15-minute children's play in English, set in Old Russia, long ago, 3m1f
  • "Ratopolis," a 22-minute science fiction drama in English, set in American suburbia, 2045,1m1f (+ extras)
  • "Vafthrudnismal," a 12-minute Skaldic verse drama in English, translated and adapted from Old Norse by Roy C. Booth, set in Asgard, then the Giant Vafthrudnir's hall, night, ancient Norse mythological era, 2m1f
Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 1965-____) and Cynthia Booth (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 19__-____),
  • Two Wives and a Dead Guy,” a 23-minute comedy in English, set in a funeral parlor, 2000, 2m2f
  • Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 1965-____) and Shane K. Robertson (American playwright, student, 1967-____)
  • Hello, Crisis Center Hotline?”a 17-minute comedy satire in English, set in a swanky high rise office, 1996, 2m1f
  •   §Themes bill, dining, first date, meal order, restaurant, service.
     
     

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