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Davies, G. (British playwright, student, 1980-20__), “Three Men in a Basket,”

a 40-minute tragi-comedy in English, set in a hot-air balloon, February, 2000,

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 •  © 2000 by G. Davies; in Gareth Davies’ Three Men in a Basket (Oswestry, Shropshire, United Kingdom: The Author, 2002);  •  script/rights available from Gareth Davies, 13 Oak Drive, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 2RU, United Kingdom, telephone (home) 07970 659639, e-mail the_wise_llama@hotmail.com.  •  Cited by G. Davies, via ftp February 2, 2000; Davies says,

 §  Dramatis Personae Tom (m or f), an arrogant, selfish man who controls the balloon’s height; Dick (m or f), a mild-mannered, reasonable man who ‘steers’ the balloon; Harry (m or f), a naive, unassuming fellow who makes the sandwiches.

 §  Synopsis “Just how they came to be together in a hot-air balloon in anybody’s guess, but now that they are, the trouble begins, and slowly but surely it becomes apparent that the balloon is terminally stricken on a downward route into the North Sea. Unless, that is, one of the men can come up with a simple, down-to-earth, selfless plan which will save all three from death by drowning. . . . A process of elimination in the skies.

 §  Comment “Two scenes, both set in the same room, occur minutes apart. No special effects, lighting, or scenery. ”

 §  Themes death, human nature, mortality, selfishness, travel.
 

See also Gareth Davies’

 
  • Breakfast with Tiffany,” a 40-minute tragi-comedy in English, set in a one-room bedsit, morning, the day of a wedding, 2000, 1m1f
  • Conversations with a Twenty-Four Piece Dinner Service,” a 30-minute comedy drama in English, set in a modern bathroom, mid-afternoon, April, 2000, 1m1f
  • Syllabub Hotel,” a 30-minute drama in English, set in an anonymous hotel room, mid-afternoon, the final Friday of a regular two- month span, 2000, 1m1f

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