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“First to the Egg”

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Freedman, Colette (American playwright, writer, actor, producer, 1971-____), “First to the Egg,” a bare-stage 10-minute comedy in English, set in a Fallopian Tube, Saturday Night, 2003,


; • © 2003 by Colette Freedman; • in Colette Freedman’s First to the Egg (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003) ; • script/rights available from Writers Guild of America, west, Inc., 7000 West Third Street, Los Angeles, California 90048, U.S.A., 323-951-4000, 800-548-4532, fax 323-782-4800; contact Colette Freedman, 1527 North Orange Grove Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046, U.S.A., e-mail zaftig@sbcglobal.net, telephone (home) 213-705-1782. • Cited by Colette Freedman via ftp October 17, 2003; Freedman says,

§ Dramatis Personae Sperm (m), 35, physically awkward; Buff Sperm (m), arm wrestler; Sailor Sperm (m), arm wrestler; Egg, 35, upwardly-mobile.

§ Synopsis “A physically-awkward Sperm tries to convince an upwardly-mobile Egg that he is ‘the one.’ Using Shakespeare, Aretha Franklin, and a litany of pop culture reasons why she should choose him, he listens to her concerns about missing the magical possibilities of The Wizard of Oz before convincing her that he represents the Technicolor which her black and white world so sorely lacks. They leave, just missing Buff Sperm and Sailor Sperm, who arm wrestle to show their best assets.”

§ Comment “Ideally, this can be done on an empty stage. • Premiered at Los Angeles's Odyssey Theatre, 2002. Produced at New York’s Globe Theatre, 2003. Won Grand Prize at the Urban Insider Festival’s shorts competition.”

§ Themes aging, courtship, egg, love, Oz, romance, sperm, Starbucks.

See also Colette Freedman’s

  • "Bridesmaid #3," a 10-minute comedy in English, set at a bar at a wedding, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, 2003, 1m1f
  • "Diamond's Aren't Forever," a 10-minute farce in English, set in Schwartz's Funeral Parlor, half past noon, 2004, 2m2f
  • "Field Hockey Legs," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in an art studio, 2:15 p.m., Monday, 2003, 2f
  • "Rock, Paper, Scissors," a 10-minute political bare-stage comedy in English, set in an oval office, 1m2f
  • "Serial Killer Barbie," a bare-stage 10-minute black comedy in English, 4f
  • "Shoshanah's Shabbat," a 10-minute black comedy in English, set in Shoshanah's bare apartment, 6:23 p.m., Friday, 2002, 2m1f
  • "Soap Boxing," a 10-minute social drama in English, set in a metaphorical Garden of Eden, 2004, 1m1f

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Page mounted October 20, 2003, and updated October 22, 2003, March 25, June 20, October 9, 18, 2004, June 30, 2005, by the Webmaster.

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