a 32-minute absurdist farce in English, set in a fancy restaurant in Nymore, Minnesota, Tuesday evening, February 2, 1999,
; • © 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 email@example.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.
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