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Micci, Ronald (American playwright, advertising proofreader-editor, 1948-____), “Moonlight’s Little Madness,

a 40-minute drawing room farce in English set in the parlor of the Prescott country estate, England, a spring evening during the Victorian Era,

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  •  © 1996;  •  script/rights available from Ronald Micci, 75 Vreeland Avenue, Rutherford, New Jersey 07070, U.S.A., e-mail rmicci@mail.batesww.com, RMicci@home.com, telephone (home) 201-438-3267, (work) 212-297-7290, fax 212-697-1443. Cited to present author by playwright via ftp June 11, 1997; Micci says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Sir Cedric Prescott (m), 65, white-haired patriarch and pretender to British aristocracy, father of Master Lawrence; James (m), loyal servant of Sir Cedric.

  §  Synopsis “On the eve of his son’s wedding to a mysterious young Rumanian princess, Cedric Prescott nervously paces the parlor of his English country estate.  Young Master Lawrence has disappeared on another of his nightly walks, and should anything happen to him, all of Cedric’s plans to restore the Prescott fortunes will come to naught.  But Lawrence returns with disturbing news, most disturbing news indeed. Of werewolves and a princess who has run off in the night.

  §  Comment [June 18, 1996] “It might interest you to know that ‘Moonlight’s Little Madness’ will be presented at the Theatre-Studio in New York this weekend-Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m., as part of their ongoing year-round Playtime series of one-acts. It was done at the Riant last August, and I’m looking forward to this new production. James Fisher, the director, did a wonderful job with ‘Dark Snow’ last December, so I have high hopes.” •  [November 17, 1998] “A cute farce. A full-length version of this play is now available, with a cast of eight characters.”

  §  Themes disappearance, father-son relationship, marriage, Rumania.

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