Pauline’s Passion and Punishment
Pachino, Jamie (American playwright, teacher, 1965-____) “Pauline’s Passion and Punishment,”
a 40-minute melodrama/adaptation in English, set in hotel rooms and on balconies, Cuba and Dominican Republic, 1863,
© 1997 by Jamie Pachino;
• in Pachino’s Pauline’s Passion and Punishment (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: The Author, 1997);
• script/rights available from agent Nicole Graham, Writers and Artists, 19 West 44th Street, Suite 1000, New York, New York 10036, telephone 212-391-1112; fax 212-575-6397.
• Cited by (Ms.) Jamie Pachino, 4955 N. Hamilton #2, Chicago, Illinois 60625, U.S.A., e-mail JPachino@aol.com, telephone (home) 773-907-8500, fax 773-907-8500, http://www.cadvision.com/sdempsey/pachino.htm, via ftp April 1, 1998; Pachino says,
Pauline Valary (f), young woman of insufficient station; Gilbert Redmond (m), Pauline’s promised lover; Manuel Larouche (m), wealthy coffee heir; Barbara St. Just (f), wealthy young woman.
“Pauline Valary, scorned by her promised lover, Gilbert Redmond, because of her station in life, plots her revenge. She marries Manuel Larouche, a wealthy coffee heir who worships her, and manipulates his love to plot against Gilbert, who has married the innocent Barbara St. Just for her money. The four meet in the Dominican Republic, where Gilbert confesses his continuing love for Pauline, which leads to unexpected alliances and two unexpected deaths.
• “‘Pauline’s Passion and Punishment’ is one of several melodramatic ‘potboilers’ that Louisa May Alcott wrote under a pseudonym, each very far removed from the spirit of Little Women. This play adapts the short story, originally written under a pseudonym.”
• Research could include Jamie Pachino’s “Kreskin Be Damned,” an 8-minute comic monologue in English, set anywhere, anytime, 1m;
• also, research could include “Still Blonde . . . Runs Deep,” a 7-minute comic monologue in English, set anywhere, anytime, 1f.
Alcott (Louisa May Alcott, American author known for her children’s books, especially Little Women, 1832-1888). greed, heir, lover, manipulation, marriage, revenge, scorn, station, wealth.