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“Father and Son”

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Zettler, Bill (American playwright, writer, businessman, 1944-____), “Father and Son,”

a 10-minute drama in English, set in a hospital room, 3.30 p.m., Saturday, 2005,


; • © 2005 by Bill Zettler; • in Bill Zettler’s Father and Son (Prospect Heights, Illinois, U.S.A.: The Author, 2005) ; • script/rights available from Bill Zettler, 664 North Milwaukee Avenue #205, Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070, U.S.A., e-mail billz@cfbinc.com, telephone (home) 847-217-4979; upon request, a perusal copy will be forwarded. • Cited by Bill Zettler via ftp December 14, 2005; Zettler says,

§ Dramatis Personae Mr. Hanson (m), old man, a dementia patient; Albert (m), young man, Mr. Hanson's son; Doctor (m), __, a gerontologist; Nurse (f), assisting Mr. Hanson.

§ Synopsis “Albert visits his father in the nursing home where the father is being treated for dementia. The visit triggers hostile feelings in Albert. As he talks to his unresponsive father, he works through negative feelings toward reconciliation. But how much does his father understand? The nurse and the doctor provide clinical information to Albert, as he tries to grasp his emotional dilemma.

§ Comment "Props can be as simple as a bed and a chair as would be found in any hospital or nursing home. Add a side table, lamp and flower vase if desired."

§ Themes alienation, Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, elder care, father-son relationship, hospital, nursing home, reconciliation, seniors.

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