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Wolverton, Mark (American playwright, freelance writer, dramatist, 1960-____), “Surface Tension,”

a 45-minute drama in English, set in a CIA holding cell, shortly before the end of the Cold War,

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© 1991 by Mark Wolverton;  •  script/rights available from Mark Wolverton, telephone (home) 215-925-3443, e-mail exetermw@earthlink.net. Cited by Mark Wolverton via ftp, March 2, 1998; Wolverton says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Kershner (m), an intelligence operative; Brooks (m), an old colleague; Sharpton (m), a next-generation agent.

  §  Synopsis “Kershner, an intelligence operative whose name is legend in the shadowy world of the spy business, has been discovered half-insane in Berlin after being missing in East Germany for years.  Brought home to the States, he’s subjected to a probing, devastating debriefing by Brooks, an old colleague, and Sharpton, a scornful next-generation agent, who try to piece together the reasons behind his disappearance and his mental breakdown—and to determine where his true loyalties lie.

  §  Comment See also Mark Wolverton’s

  §  Themes agent, Berlin, Cold War, debriefing, disappearance, East Germany, espionage, generation gap, home, legend, loyalties, mental breakdown, missing, psychology, sanity, scorn, spying, United States.
 
 
 
 

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