Other Plays by Colleen Neuman
Neuman, Colleen (American playwright, short story writer), “Admissions,”
a 30-minute drama in English, set in an afterlife office, ____-____,
© 19__ by Colleen Neuman;
• in Colleen Neuman’s Admissions (Englewood, Colorado, U.S.A.: Pioneer Drama Service, 19__);
• script/rights available from Pioneer Drama Service, P. O. Box 4267, Englewood, Colorado 80155-4267, U.S.A., telephone 800-333-7262, fax 303-779-4315, email@example.com, http://www.pioneerdrama.com.
Eleanor (f), __, _______; _____ (f), __, patient and efficient lady; _____ (f), __, _______.
“Eleanor is confused when she wakes up in a strange office. The last thing she remembers is washing the dining room windows. Then a patient and efficient lady from behind a desk tells Eleanor that she is dead. Eleanor must climb an emotional ladder in order to accept her fate. She first refuses to believe it. Then, after realizing the truth, she falls apart. But after pulling herself back together, she gives an accounting of her life. Within this verbal diary, a few ‘admissions’ are told, parts of her past for which she still feels guilty. As she speaks, her memories come alive . . . especially one of a sad little girl Eleanor knew in grade school. The chance to relive one moment allows Eleanor to close the door on her own life, and face, with a sense of serenity, whatever comes next.”—Admissions, http://www.pioneerdrama.com/catalog/admissions_oa.html, accessed September 9, 2001.
The setting parallels that in Lewis W. Heniford’s “Shrew You; or, Who Hath Need of Men? As Goode Accounte As Anye Knowne Describing How Sweet Shagsper Shuffles Off His Mortal Coil,” a 30-minute fantasy-comedy, 2m2f.
acceptance, accounting, closure, confession, death, diary, disorientation, fate, guilt, memory, reliving, serenity.