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Hull, Daphne R. (American playwright, 1969-____), “Desert,”

a 15-minute dark comedy in English, set in urban blight, desolate city street, trash, graffiti, and debris, brick and cement, a heating grate, and some cardboard boxes, on a winter night, 1998,
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 •  © 1998 by Daphne R. Hull;  •  script/rights available from Daphne R. Hull, 230 West Lanvale, Baltimore, Maryland 21217, U.S.A., e-mail ink@ix.netcom.com, telephone (home) 410-728-5715.  •  Cited by Daphne R. Hull, via ftp January 16, 2000; Hull says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Cliff (m), homeless for a few months, raw; Badger (m), homeless for many years, cool; Rico (m), silent history but also homeless, realist.

  §  Synopsis “Three homeless men, standing amidst the urban blight on a cold winter night, explore the desert and experience its challenges firsthand.

  §  Comment  “In the absence of power, power is created. The sexual implications and homoerotic overtones in the dialogue between Cliff and Badger are very important in any interpretation of the play. This dialogue must build to both a sexual and aggressive climax. Choreography is also important in bringing the raw sexuality and power to the stage . . . actors movements . . . and so on. . . .”

  § Themes dark, desert, eroticism, gay, homelessness, homoeroticism, homosexuality, sexual fantasy, ten, urban, violence.
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