A New Sunrise
Coble, Herman (American playwright, ____-____), “A New Sunrise,”
a __-minute comedy in English, set on the porch of the local funeral home, 1979,
© 1979 by Herman Coble;
• in Herman Coble’s A New Sunrise (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Baker’s Plays, 1979);
• script/rights available from Baker’s Plays, 100 Chauncy Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02111-1783, U.S.A., telephone 617-482-1280, fax 617-482-7613; Western Representative, Samuel French, Inc., 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90046, U.S.A., telephone 213-876-0570, fax 213-876-6882; Canadian Representative, Samuel French, Ltd., 80 Richmond Street East, Toronto M5C 1P1, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416-363-1108.
_____ (m), __________; _____ (m), a traveling salesman; _____ (f), eccentric elderly lady; _____ (f), eccentric elderly lady.
“Two charming, eccentric elderly ladies arrive on the porch of the local funeral home with the intention of dying there by drinking wine laced with poison. ‘We thought the town could drive by and pay their respects and not have to bother about getting out. A kind of drive-in viewing.’ However, they become a bit tipsy before the wine has been poisoned and, through the efforts of a traveling salesman, avoid the meeting with their Maker. In fact, they are so taken with the young salesman, they decide to ask him to accompany them on a trip to Paris!”—Baker’s Plays One Act Play Scripts, http://bakersplays.com/oneact.htm, accessed July 15, 2001.
Research could include Francis Michael Casey's "Dearie, Ye're a Dreamer," which involves two daft ladies and a traveling salesman they mistake for the Angel of Death.
charm, companionship, death, drive-in viewing, eccentricity, elderliness, first encounter, funeral home, inebriation, Maker, Paris, paying respects, poison, porch, trip, sales, wine.