Phonecall from Sunkist
Other Plays by Norman A. Bert
Bert, Norman A. (American playwright), “Phonecall from Sunkist,”
a __-minute brief drama in English, set in a corner of a shop, 1987,
© 1974, 1987 by Norman A. Bert;
• in Norman A. Bert’s One-Act Plays for Acting Students: An Anthology of Short One-Act Plays for One, Two, or Three Actors, 1st edition, introduction by David Young (Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.: Meriwether Publishing Ltd., 1987), ISBN 0-916260-47-X, containing and can pair with “Advice to a New Actor” “The Affidavit,” “The American Way,” “Anniversary,” “Auld Lang Syne, or I’ll Bet You Think This Play Is About You,” “Bug Swatter,” “Checkers,” “Coming for a Visit,” “Dalmation,” “Dog Eat Dog,” “Drowned Out,” “Fireworks,” “Interview,” “Jumping,” “Money,” “One Beer Too Many,” “Potato Girl,” “Property of the Dallas Cowboys,” “The Split Decision,” “Valley Forgery,” “Watermelon Boats,” or “Widows.”
Bill Hanson (m), 19, son of Raymond Hanson and part-time worker in this father's business; Henry "Gunner" Keller (m), 38, foreman in the shop; Raymond Hanson (m), 48, owner of Pump Sales and Service.
A deadly accident reveals the real natures of a boss, his son, and a shop foreman.
• The shop corner "contains a dirty, cluttered desk with a telephone, an old desk chair, and perhaps one other chair or high stool.
• Research could include Norman A. Bert and Deb Bert’s (1954-____) compilation Play It Again: More One-Act Plays for Acting Students (Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.: Meriwether Pub. Ltd., 1993), ISBN 0916260976.
• “Norman A. Bert earned his Ph.D. at Indiana University, specializing in dramatic theory and criticism. He has taught acting, playwriting, and other theatre courses since 1975. He currently teaches playwriting and dramatic analysis at Texas Tech University. He has been actively involved in the Playwriting Awards Committee of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and the Playwrights Program of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Norman has written over twenty-five play scripts, most of which have been published and/or produced, and has authored several books including One-Act Plays for Acting Students, Play It Again: More One-Act Plays for Acting Students, The Scenebook for Actors, and Theatre Alive!, an anthology of world drama with historical introductions. He collaborates with Deb Bert to write plays and theatre books. When they're not absorbed in theatre-related activities, Norman and Deb enjoy traveling and spending quality time with their good friend and companion Geppetto, a Maltese.”—Norman A. Bert, http://www.pioneerdrama.com/authordetail.asp?ac=BERT, accessed July 7, 2008.
accident, death, father-son relationship, employer-employee relationship, machinery, telephone call.