Perkins, David ([aka Alan David Perkins?] American playwright, 19__-____), “Pals,”
a __-minute youth theatre drama in English, set in _____, ____,
© 1986 by David Perkins;
• in David Perkins’ Pals (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Baker’s Plays, 1986), 37 pp., Code# 250-B;
• 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.
• Cited by Baker’s Plays One Act Play Scripts, http://bakersplays.com/oneact.htm, accessed July 16, 2001.
• Also, cited in Play Index, 1983-1987: An Index to 3,964 Plays, edited by Juliette Yaakov (____-____) and John Greenfieldt (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1988), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, 522 pp.
Steve (m), adolescent, Jack’s friend; Jack (m), adolescent, Steve’s friend; _____ (f), _____; _____ (f), _____.
“Two teenage friends discuss alternatives to suicide.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 285.
“Steve tells his friend Jack that he no longer wants to go on living. Suicide would make him just another statistic. So the two banter about the alternatives—until in an awful moment of horseplay and confrontation . . . .”—Baker’s Plays and Theatre Resource Directory 1993/94 (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Baker’s Plays, 1993), p. 122.
• “This play for young actors, winner of several state-wide play contests, deals frankly, yet entertainingly, with one of today’s most sensitive and compelling issues. . . . [The] playwright brings us to a stunning climax of shock and introspection.”—Directory 1993/94, p. 122.
• Not to be confused with Emily Coddington Williams’ Pals: A One-Act Play (New York: n.p., 1925), LCCN 26-651.
• Also, not to be confused with Tacie (Hanna) Rew’s Pals: A Play for High Schools, in Four Acts (New York: Longmans, Green and Company, 1930), LCCN ca 36-1169.
adolescence, confession, ennui, friendship, horseplay, introspection, male bonding, suicide, teenage.