Deemer, Charles (American playwright, novelist, screenwriter,
1939- ), "Testing,"
a 45-minute black comedy translated and freely adapted from
Vladimir Koshkov's Russian original into English, set in a Moscow
radio station, on the day of American first strike,
© 1986, script/rights available from Charles Deemer,
3123 SW Second Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201, U.S.A., telephone
(home) 503-227-5030, (work) 503-227-5030, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cited by playwright via ftp, July 11, 1997; Deemer says,
Dramatis Personae ________ (m), a worker; ________
(m), a worker; DJ (m), disk jockey; Natasha (f), ___________
Synopsis "Two workers are painting the interior
of a Russian radio station-but it is soon clear they are there
for other purposes. As the DJ continues with his show, the workers
prepare to take over the radio station and announce an American
first strike and takeover of Moscow. But one of the workers is
a double-agent, the DJ is a triple agent, and the play ends is
stalemate as Natasha describes the horror of nuclear confrontation
from the citizen's point of view."
Comment Charles Deemer offers Screenwriters & Playwrights Home Page http://www.teleport.com/~cdeemer/scrwriter.html.
He is author of Screenwright: The Craft of Screenwriting,
an electronic book and self-guided course; see http://www.teleport.com/~cdeemer/book/index.html.
He also is author of Secrets of the Webmasters (Bellevue,
Washington: Resolution Business Press, 1997), ISBN 0945264208.
Themes espionage, imposter, nuclear warfare,
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