Patrick, John (aka John Patrick O’Goggan, American playwright, and screenwriter, 1905-1995), “The Gynecologist,”
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 0-8222-0317-0, DPS 1677, containing “The Gynecologist,” “The Chiropodist” a comedy, 2m2f; “The Physician,” a __-minute comedy, 2m2f; or “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 email@example.com, March 20, 1997; the citation says,
_____ (m), The gynecologist; _____ (m), the salesman; Dolly Dilly (f), the daughter of a circus fat lady; _____ (f), the gynecologist’s nurse.
“The Gynecologist has an office full of pregnant women, including Dolly Dilly, who thinks she became pregnant while trapped in an elevator with a salesman. The salesman turns out to be the fiancee of the gynecologist’s nurse! Everything gets worked out when it is discovered that the incident with the salesman happened well over nine months ago and that Dolly is simply ‘growing into her heredity’ as the daughter of a circus fat lady.”
“Misunderstanding leads to wild antics in gynecologist’s office.”—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.”
• 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.
doctor-nurse, doctor’s office, gynecology, lechery, obesity, pregnancy, salesman, sex.