Patrick, John (aka John Patrick O’Goggan, American playwright, and screenwriter, 1905-1995), “The Chiropodist,”
a __-minute comedy in English, set in _____, 1991,
© 1991 by John Patrick;
• in John Patrick’s The Doctor Will See You Now: Four One-Act Plays, acting edition, (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1991), ISBN 0822203170, LCCN 92-176407 r94, DPS 1677, containing “The Gynecologist,” a __-minute comedy, 2m2f; “The Physician,” a __-minute comedy, 2m1f; and “The Psychiatrist,” a __-minute comedy, 2m1f;
• script/rights available from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York City, New York 10016, U.S.A., telephone 212-683-8960, fax 212-213-1539, http://www.dramatists.com.
• Cited in Play Index, 1988-1992: An Index to 4,397 Plays, edited by Juliette Yaakov (____-____) and John Greenfieldt (____-____) (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1993), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, 542 pp.
• Also, cited by Allen L. Hubby via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, March 20, 1997; the citation says,
____ (m), chiropodist; ____ (m), _______; ____ (f), nurse; ____ (f), nurse’s sister, a lawyer.
“. . . [T]he doctor and nurse are embroiled in yet another chase scene around the office. As the nurse says, this chiropodist is ‘over-drawn over-wrought and over sexed.’ Tired of this perennial scene, the nurse takes the situation into her own hands and uses her sister, who is a lawyer, to help teach the doctor a lesson. Not only does the chiropodist learn his lesson, he has the tables turned on him . . . .”—Complete Catalogue of Plays 2001-2002 (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 2001), p. 294.
“Lecherous foot doctor gets taste of his own medicine.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 302.
• “These four short comedies, each a hilarious visit to the doctor’s office, can be presented separately or as a full evening.”—DPS, 262.
• John Patrick wrote the play The Teahouse of the August Moon, which won the Tony Award, the Critics’ Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1954; his screenplays include Three Coins in the Fountain, 1954; Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, 1955; The Teahouse of the August Moon, 1956; suicide, 1995.
chase, chiropody, doctor-nurse relationship, impersonation, doctor’s office, law, lechery, lesson, medicine, mistaken identity, predation, sex, sister-sister relationship, taste of own medicine.