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Sahner, Fred (American playwright, writer, 1935-____), “Family Matters,”

a 12-minute comedy in English, set in a hospital room, evening, October, 2002,

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  •  © 2002 by Fred Sahner;  •  in Fred Sahner’s Family Matters (New York: The Author, 2002);  •  script available from Fred Sahner, 2 Stuyvesant Oval 11B, New York, New York 10009, U.S.A., telephone (home) 212-460-5811, e-mail fsahner@yahoo.com;  •  script available from WGA East, 555 West 57th Street, New York, New York 10019, U.S.A..  •  Cited by Fred Sahner via ftp September 16, 2002; Sahner says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Nick (m), 35, patient; Troy (m), 25, Nick’s nephew; Uncle Al (m), 50, Nick’s uncle; Doris (f), 38, Nick’s sister.

  §  Synopsis “Surrounded by some bizarre family members, Nick lies unconscious in his hospital bed. He’s been in a coma for several months—all the while listening and fuming, as his family reviews his life and his many shortcomings. Talking directly to the audience, Nick gives his hilarious side of the story.

  §  Comment “Everything leads to a funny, surprise ending.  •  One scene. Only a bed/long table is needed. The cast is casually dressed, except for the patient. He must be in a hospital gown.  •  This play was done in New York regional theatre and was very well received. It is a real showcase for comedic acting.”

  §  Themes family, hospital. See also Fred Sahner’s

  • "Among the Missing," a 12-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a kitchen, 8:30 a.m., Friday a.m., early spring, 2003, 2m1f
  • "The Anchor at Rest," a 12-minute comedy in English, set in Mom's  kitchen, 8:30 a.m., Monday, October 14, 2002, 1m1f
  • "Before She Leaves," a 12-minute family drama in English, set in a kitchen, Sunday evening, 2003, 2f
  • "Change of Heart," a 12-minute romantic comedy in English, set in the living room of the ex-wife, 3:00 p.m., Saturday afternoon, October, 2002, 1m1f
  • "The License," an 11-minute comedy in English, set in a County Clerk's office, Friday afternoon, October, 2002, 2m2f
  • "A Moving Experience," an 11-minute drama in English, set in an empty suburban living room, 2:00 p.m., Monday, October, 2002, 2m1f
  • "Missing Person," a 10-minute drama in English, set on a patio outside a ballroom, 10:00 p.m., Saturday evening, September, 2002, 1m2f
  • "The Naked Truth," a 12-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a small kitchen, 8:00 a.m., Saturday morning, September 14, 2002, 1m1f
  • "Reality Check," a 14-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a subway tunnel, New York City, Friday p.m., spring, 2003, 2m
  • "Sudden Exposure," a 12-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a restaurant, 2003, 2m1f
  • "Ties That Bind," a 12-minute family drama in English, set in a kitchen, 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, March,  2003, 2m

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