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“Ménage à Troy”

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Polito, Frank Anthony (American playwright, actor, 19__-____), “Ménage à Troy,”

a 40-minute drama in English in seven scenes, set in a “rail road” apartment in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A., Memorial Day-Labor Day, summer, 1999,


• © 2003 by Frank Anthony Polito; • in Frank Anthony Polito’s Ménage à Troy (Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from Frank Anthony Polito, 431 Court Street #2, Brooklyn, New York 11231, U.S.A.; please submit all inquires to the playwright via e-mail frankanthonypolito@yahoo.com, telephone (home) 212-604-4641. • Cited by Frank Anthony Polito via ftp August 24, 2003; Polito says,

§ Dramatis Personae Troy (m), 29, a native New Yorker ; John, aka Jack (m), 29, originally from Detroit ; Steve (m), 29, also from Detroit, Jack’s partner of 9 ½ years.

§ Synopsis “‘Ménage à Troy’ tells the story of a gay couple, John and Steve, and what happens to their 9 ½ year monogamous relationship after they decide to ‘bring in a third,’ Troy.

§ Comment “This drama explores the concept of the ‘open’ relationships that are often common among gay males and sheds insight on the realties of trying to love more than one other person at the same time. • Three costume changes. • One unit set (apartment living room, with futon couch/bed), specific music for scene changes (CD available), minimal sound cues (telephone ring). • NOTE: contains frank language and gay-themed sexuality. • This script awaits its premiere (as of September, 2003).

§ Themes alternative lifestyle, gay, gay-themed relationship, homosexuality, male sexuality, ménage à trois, monogamy, New York City.

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