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Osmond, Gordon (American playwright, November 9, 1974-____), “Unclean Hands,”

a 40-minute black comedy in English, set in Qatar, various times, 2003,

3m1f; •  © 2003 by Gordon Osmond;  •  in Gordon Osmond’s Unclean Hands (Chula Vista, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003);  •  script/rights available from Gordon Osmond, 684 Ayamonte Way, Rancho del Rey, Chula Vista, California 91910-7840, U.S.A., telephone (home) 619-216-8077,  (work) 619-216-8077, fax 619-216-8077, e-mail fertile1@aol.com, www.gordonosmond.com, www.CurtainUp.com.  •  Cited by Gordon Osmond, via ftp, March 24, 2003; Osmond says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Foster Kingston (m), 45, a male medical school professor; Ammon Mohammed (m), 25, a handsome male medical student; Kariq Caldor (m), any adult age, local police commissioner; Nora Kingston (f), 45, female head of surgery, Foster's wife.

  §  Synopsis “When Foster and Nora Kingston arrive at their new posts at the branch of the Cornell Medical Center in Qatar, they hope to put behind them some of the scandals that surrounded their departure from the United States. However, when they each meet, separately, a handsome young medical student, Ammon, history threatens to repeat itself. When Foster is away, Ammon becomes ill and Nora operates upon him. Local police authorities investigated the operation for possible improprieties.

  §  Comment “Single set, minimal production requirements. Adult language and situations. Probably inappropriate for high school productions.

  §  Themes atonement, cultural diversity, innocent versus jaded, transgression.

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