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Graham, David (aka David Wesley Graham, American playwright, writer, 1959-____), “Midnight Snack,”

a 55-minute thriller drama in English, set in in the kitchen of a run-down apartment, between midnight and dawn, 1996,

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  •  © 1996 by David Wesley Graham;  •  in David Graham’s Midnight Snack (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: The Author, 1996);  •  script/rights available from David Wesley Graham, 5959 North Greenview, Chicago, Illinois 60660, U.S.A., telephone (home) 773-728-2344, e-mail Dawesgra@aol.com.  •  Cited David Graham via ftp December, 15, 2002; Graham says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Bryn (m), 35, _____; Murray (m), 35, _____; Kerry (m), 19, _____; Sable (f), 35, _____.

  §  Synopsis “Bryn is digging through his refrigerator one late night, when he is greeted by Sable, a prostitute, whom he thinks has just serviced his roommate, Murray.  Slowly, their conversation becomes more intimate, and Bryn reveals that Murray is taking advantage of a young boy named Kerry. Bryn then lays out his plan to murder Murray in order to stop the abuse, and offers Sable a great deal of money if she will return to bed with Murray, and inject him with a syringe of poison. Sable refuses, but realizes that Bryn has implicated her already, and decides to go through with the killing. As she returns to the bedroom, Murray arrives, obviously not the man in the bedroom with Sable. At that point, the plot becomes a series of twists and turns as Sable fights to uncover the truth about the conniving Bryn, as well as stay alive herself.

  § Comment “The action is continuous. The only special effect is a retractable syringe, which, at one point, has to be hidden in the mouth of the actress playing Sable. The brief nude scene by Bryn is not mandatory.  •  Premiered at The Transient Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., in February, 1996. The script contains adult themes and language.  •  David Wesley Graham is a Chicago Dramatists’ Workshop resident playwright.

  §  Themes child abuse, murder, nudity, suspense.

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