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LaFay, Carol Ann (American playwright, May, 1979-____), “Taking a Break,”

a 10-minute comedy in English, set on a split stage showing a beach in Guam and a dorm room, U.S.A., anytime, 2000,

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; © 2000 by Carol Ann LaFay; • in Carol Ann LaFay’s Taking a Break (Hudson Falls, New York 12839, U.S.A.: The Author, 2000); • script/rights available from Carol Ann LaFay, 560 Lower Wright Street, Hudson Falls, New York 12839, U.S.A.; or 226 MacDonough Hall, SUNY, Plattsburgh NY, 12901, U.S.A., e-mail lafa1428@mail.plattsburgh.edu or dairygirl7@yahoo.com, telephone (home) 518-747-2769. • Cited by Carol Ann LaFay, via e-mail May 10, 2000; LaFay says,

§ Dramatis Personae Bob (m), 22, college slacker; Dan (m), 22, college slacker; Jesus (m), __, Jesus with a Jimi Hendrix afro; Mary (f), __, Mary all right, but she looks like Marilyn Monroe.

§ Synopsis “Bob tells his roommate, Dan, that he’s taking over for Jesus. We find Jesus taking a break on a beach in Guam when mom scolds him. Bob tells us all about what it’s like to be Jesus, and Dan decides whether or not to believe him.

§ Comment “ Answers the question of what would Jesus do. • Written for play writing workshop, SUNY/Plattsburgh. Premiered spring, 2000, as part of Theatrepalooza. Great fun, lots of laughs and Duck Hunt (thank you Nintendo)” • See also “Eulogy,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a dorm room, late afternoon on a weekday, 2000, 1f (+ extra female recorded voice); “The King is Going to Hell,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a city park, U.S.A., late morning on a weekday, 2000, 1m1f (+ 1 dog or creative prop); “A Mirror Unbroken,” a 5-minute drama in English, set on a stage with a chair, no time frame, just the thoughts of the two characters, 3m1f.

§ Themes Guam, Jesus, Mary, religion.
 

See also Carol Ann LaFay’s:
  • "Eulogy," a 10-minute drama in English, set in a dorm room, late afternoon on a weekday, 2000, 1f (+ extra female recorded voice)
  • "The King is Going to Hell," a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a city park, U.S.A., late morning on a weekday, 2000, 1m1f (+ 1 dog or creative prop)
  • "A Mirror Unbroken," a 5-minute drama in English, set on a stage with a chair, no time frame, just the thoughts of the two characters, 3m1f

 

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