The Power Lunch
Other Plays by Darrel C. Karl
Other Plays by Susan L. Middaugh
Middaugh, Susan L. (American playwright, writer, Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, 1947-____), and Darrel C. Karl (American playwright, lawyer, 19__-____), “The Power Lunch,”
a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a television show kitchen, prime time, 1992,
(or 1m in drag)
© 1992 by Susan Middaugh and Darrel C. Karl;
• in Susan Middaugh and Darrel C. Karl’s The Power Lunch (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.: Authors, 1992);
• script/rights available from Susan Middaugh, 1057 Elm Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21227-3935, U.S.A., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: (home) 410-536-1956, (work) 410-997-0700, fax 410-997-7260; or from Darrel C. Karl, 7809 Stable Way, Potomac, Maryland 20854, telephone 301-983-5691, e-mail email@example.com, or through his law firm, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, 901 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001-4413, U.S.A., telephone 202-408-4000, fax 202-408-4400.
• Cited by Susan Middaugh via ftp June 18, 2002; Middaugh says,
Julia Child (f, or m in drag), __, cooking guru.
“Julia Child offers political commentary on the shenanigans in Washington, D.C., as she prepares a special lunch.
• “A spoof on Julia Child, who may be played by a large woman or a man in drag for comic effect. She wears an apron and stands before a kitchen island or chopping block. A few kitchen utensils are needed.”
• “Susan Middaugh, a member of the Dramatists Guild, has been writing plays since 1990. Her 10-minute plays have had productions in the U.S. and Canada. Two of her full length plays have been semi-finalists in the Julie Harris playwriting competition; Master Theft was also a semifinalist in the Ashland (OR) New Plays Festival for 2005.”
• “Her full-length play, A Modern Pas De Deux, was produced in 2006 by Vagabond Theatre as part of the Baltimore Playwrights Festival.
• “Try It Out Theatre produced ‘Such Good Neighbors’ at the Outback Theatre of Howard Community College, March, 2002. One Act Play Depot in Saskatchewan has published this short play.”
• “Owner [of Have Pen, Will Travel LLC] Susan Middaugh is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist. That means she passed a series of 10 exams developed by the Wharton School and the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. Before founding Have Pen, Will Travel, Susan worked for insurance companies and in hospital public relations, so she knows the in’s and out’s of business. Susan is also a magazine and newspaper feature writer. Her byline has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Magazine, University of Maryland Law School’s alumni magazine, JD.”
• “Darrel C. Karl, Washington, DC office, 202.408.4061, 202.408.4400 [fax], firstname.lastname@example.org. Darrel Karl devotes a substantial portion of his practice to litigating intellectual property cases, primarily patent infringement lawsuits, and to counseling clients on related matters. In addition to patent cases, Mr. Karl has litigated cases involving issues of trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, unfair competition, and related torts. Mr. Karl has spent the last several years litigating a series of related cases at the International Trade Commission and in district court to exclude the importation and to prevent the sale of infringing neodymium-iron-boron magnets. Mr. Karl is currently involved in inter alia litigations involving water cooler technology and shape-memory metal eyeglass frames. Prior to those cases, Mr. Karl litigated a series of complex biotechnology patent infringement lawsuits involving over a dozen patents in the field of recombinant DNA protein manufacture. Mr. Karl's other patent suits have involved such diverse technology as protective automobile glass, lasers used to remove plaque in heart canals, liquid scintillation counters, and polyclonal assays for detecting pregnancy, hepatitis, and other medical conditions; two of such suits were tried before a jury. His responsibilities as a litigator have included everything from the development of legal strategy and the preparation of briefs and motion papers to the examination of witnesses and the presentation of oral arguments in court. Over the years Mr. Karl has advised clients on various issues of contract interpretation and licensing law, and has drafted and negotiated numerous agreements involving the settlement of litigation and/or the licensing of patents and related know-how. Mr. Karl's background in physics has also proved helpful in the prosecution of patents in the fields of semiconductors, solar cells, flight magnetometers, and magneto-optical recording media. A former law clerk to Judge Pauline Newman at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Mr. Karl has argued cases and written briefs in a number of patent infringement appeals before the Federal Circuit. In addition, Mr. Karl frequently advises clients regarding Federal Circuit patent law and consults with other law firms on issues of Federal Circuit law and procedure. He has also lectured on Federal Circuit patent law for the Patent Resources Group. During law school, Mr. Karl was a member of the Catholic University Law Review."—Finnegan Henderson - Darrel Karl - IP Litigation Lawyer, http://www.finnegan.com/lawyers/index.cfm?id=57, accessed January 29, 2008.
• Photo by Olive Rosen.
Child (Julia McWilliams Child, America’s most famous and influential chef, August 15, 1912-August 2004), cooking show, food, political commentary, lunch, spoof, satire, television, Washington power brokers.