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No Riders

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Scharf, Mark (American playwright, multimedia writer-designer, actor, 1956-____), “No Riders,”

a 60-minute drama in English set in the parking lot of a fast food place in the Midwest of the U.S.A., 1992,


  •  © 1992;  •  in Mark Scharf’s No Riders (Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877, U.S.A., Author, 1992);  •  script/rights available from Mark Scharf, 303 Palmspring Drive #10, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878, U.S.A., telephone (home) 301-987-2361, (work) 301-986-4929x153, cell 301-385-3815, e-mail scharfm@hotmail.com or mscharf@kcres.com or MScharf@GlobalLearningSystems.com. Cited by playwright via ftp June 13, 1996; Scharf says,

Synopsis “CJ and Darlene are hitchhiking their way from Florida to Seattle, Washington to start a new life. They are on the run from their families and the consequences of Darlene’s pregnancy. CJ is haunted by the spectre of his father Rev. Walker. In the Midwest, CJ makes a deal with Oscar to pick up the trash in his parking lot in exchange for food. Oscar feels sorry for them, but also finds Darlene attractive and Darlene flirts back. Oscar offers them a place to stay for the night, but jealous CJ says no and pushes Darlene to leave promising her a hotel room for the night. Unfortunately, no one stops to give them a ride and in the middle of the night, Darlene heads back to Oscar’s followed reluctantly by CJ.”

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Themes hitchhiking, memories, runaway.

See also Mark Scharf’s

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