The Prom Dress
Other Plays by Kitty S. Dubin
Dubin, Kitty S. (American playwright, professor of playwriting, 1945-____), “The Prom Dress,”
a 15-minute comedy in English, set in the fitting room of a department store, afternoon, spring, 1999,
• © 1999 by Kitty A. Dubin; • in Kitty A. Dubin’s The Prom Dress (Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.A.: The Author, 1999); • script/rights available from Kitty Dubin, 380 Wimbleton Road, Birmingham, Michigan. 48009, U.S.A., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone (home/work) 248 642-5636, fax 248 642-5636. • Cited by Kitty S. Dubin via ftp September 2, 2002; Dubin says, § Dramatis Personae Amy (f), 18, a sullen high school senior; Barbara (f), 45, Amy’s controlling mother; Louise (f), an honest saleswoman. § Synopsis “A controlling mother and her sullen teenage daughter shop for a prom dress. They battle over whose decision this is. The saleswoman helps the daughter find her own voice. § Comment “Letting go of control and separating from one's parents. There is only one scene. Special requirements include three different prom dresses for Amy to try on and a screen to hide her changes. • Premiered in Heartlande Theatre Company’s Play by Play Marathon, Milennium Theatre, Southfield, Michigan, U.S.A. § Themes adolescence, control, detached perspective, dominance, emerging maturity, mother-daughter relationship, prom, shopping.
See also Kitty A. Dubin’s
- “Bye Bye Love,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a funeral home, 2001, 2f
- “The Joy of Sex,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in the office of a marriage counselor, 1999, 2m1f
- “Mimi and Me,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a nursing home, afternoon, 1998, 2f
- “Skin Deep,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a doctor's office, afternoon, 2002, 1m1f
- “Strictly Personal,” a 35-minute comedy in English, set in a delicatessen, lunch hour on a weekday, 1998, 1m2f
- “Tough As Nails,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a nail salon, Friday afternoon, 1998, 2f
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