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Paprzycki, Joseph M. (American playwright, senior sales representative, teacher, September 14, 1957-____), “Furlough,”

a 20-minute drama, in English, set in a garage in Collingswood, New Jersey, U.S.A., April, 2004,


; © 1996 by Joseph M. Paprzycki; • in Joseph M. Paprzycki’s Furlough (Oaklyn, New Jersey, U.S.A.: The Author, 2004); • script/rights available from Joseph M. Paprzycki, 540 Collings Avenue, Suite A925, Collingswood, New Jersey 08107, U.S.A., telephone (home) 856-854-3594, (work) 215-687-8845, playriter@aol.com. • Cited by Joseph M. Paprzycki via ftp August 1, 2004. Paprzycki says,

§ Dramatis Personae Ryan (m), 22, veteran of Iraq War; Christian (m), 23, Ryan’s best friend; Peter (m), 55, garage owner.

§ Synopsis “Ryan returns home early from Iraq and surprises Christian, his best friend. Ryan is not due to return on furlough until the summer and Christian is caught by surprise. Only later do we find what the true meaning of his visit to this very mysterious garage is and who Pete, the gruff owner, really is.”

§ Comment “Single set. I am also the author of eleven other one-act plays and eight full-length. A listing of my other plays is available. I am a member of the Dramatists Guild of America as well as of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center and a participating playwright at the Brick Playhouse in Philadelphia.” • Joseph M. Paprzycki’s one-act plays include: “Another Round,” “Carrying the Torch,” “Checkered Pasts,” “Coming of Age, ““Cross Keys,” “Curtain at Eight,” “Digging a Hole to China,” “Dressing for School,” “Furlough,” “Laramie Nights,” “Many Happy Returns,” “On the Wings of Sparrows,” “One on One,” “A Piece of the Action,” “Purple Hearts,” “Putting on Your Face,” “Side Dishes,” “Strutting Your Stuff,” “Suzi’s Cube,” “Turning Back the Mileage,” “Two for One,” “Two Shows Nightly,” “The Reunion,” “Waiting Tables,” “Yearbook Shots.” • Full-length plays include: And the Angels Sing—Featuring the Songs of Johnny Mercer, Artie, Divine Retribution, Fortune Cookies, Growth Spurt, Indoor Picnic, Last Rites, Shared Walls, Tennessee’s Final Curtain, Twisted Vows, Understudies, Windows ’97. • Screenplays include: Beneath the Waves, Days of Infamy, Final Absolution, Preconceived Echoes: America’s First Mass Murder. • Directing includes: “Belmont Avenue Social Club,” Hughie, “On the Wings of Sparrows,” “The Witch of Edmonton.” • Dramaturgy includes: Big Blonde. • Collaborations include: Without a Net. • Poetry includes: Crown of Thorns, Crown Royal, The Sentinel’s Cry.

§ Themes friendship, furlough, garage, Iraq War, motivation, return home, visit.

See also Joseph M. Paprzycki's:

  • "Coming of Age," a 30-minute drama, in English, set in an apartment in New York City, evening, November, 2003, 3f
  • "Curtain at Eight," a 15-minute comedy-drama, in English, set in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 7:30 p.m., Saturday,1996, 1m1f

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