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Newcomer, David M. (American playwright, librettist, lyricist, 1963-____), “Penis Envy,”

a 15-minute gay drama in English, set somewhere in the U.S.A., 2004,


; • © 2004 by David M. Newcomer; • in David Newcomer’s Penis Envy (Olympia, Washington, U.S.A.: The Author, 2004); • script/rights available from David M. Newcomer, 7321 Syr Drive, NE, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144, U.S.A., e-mail dmne@netzero.net, telephone (home) 505-867-9407. • Cited by David Newcomer;

§ Dramatis Personae Bob (m), not younger than 30 or older than 50, Internet chat room cruiser; ; Rick (m), around the same age as Bob, Internet chat room cruiser; Pete (m), much younger man that Bob, late teens to early 20s, a former lover of Bob; Sam (m), around the same age as Bob, a former lover of Bob.

§ Synopsis “Bob meets Rick through an Internet chat room and goes home with him. In the bedroom, Rick comes on to Bob, who is reluctant to have sex with him because of a ‘problem.’ Questioned about it, Bob relates his only other encounters with men: one with Pete, the other with Sam. In flashback, first is Bob’s encounter with Pete, a young man with a rather large endowment. When Pete sees that Bob’s ‘manhood’ isn’t as big as he’d like it to be, he laughs at Bob, who leaves angry and embarrassed. Again in flashback, a similar situation occurs when Bob meets Sam, a braggart unusually proud of his unusual ‘equipment.’ He is condescending and pitying when he sees what Bob has to offer, causing Bob to run. After hearing the stories, Rick assures Bob that everything will be okay and coaxes him out of his clothes.Rick accepts Bob as he is, and the two start to get it on. As this is going on, Rick’s toupee comes off in Bob’s hand. At first, Bob is stunned, but then he laughs, tosses away the toupee, and the two make love as the curtain comes down.

§ Comment “The continuous scene contains four ‘vignettes,’ each occurring in a separate bedroom: Rick’s, Pete’s, and Sam’s. Three beds in different areas of the stage can serve, but staging is, of course, ultimately up to the artistic director and/or director. All four of the actors must at least appear nude from the back, so this may be a production consideration; however, full frontal nudity is optional. • David M. Newcomer grew up in southeastern Massachusetts, where he spent the first 32 years of his life. He currently resides with his partner of 2-1/2 years in Olympia, Washington. In addition to ‘Penis Envy,’ he has collaborated on the gay-themed musical play, Backwater Blues, serving as co-librettist and co-lyricist (For more information on this musical, see www.happystages.com). He also has other full-length plays and one-act plays in the works.

§ Themes envy, gay, homosexuality, Internet chat room, nudity, penis, sex.

See also David M. Newcomer's

  • "The Play Goes On," a 23-minute drama, set in the porch and kitchen interior of Paul and Linda's first-floor tenement in Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 2001, 2m2f

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