Patrick, John (aka John Patrick O’Goggan, American playwright, and screenwriter, 1905-1995), “The Psychiatrist,”
a __-minute comedy in English, set in _____,
© 1991 by John Patrick;
• in John Patrick’s The Doctor Will See You Now: Four One-Act Plays (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1991), LCCN 92-176407 r94 , DPS 1677, containing “The Psychiatrist,” “The Chiropodist,” a __-minute comedy, 2m2f; “The Gynecologist,” a __-minute comedy, 2m1f; or “The Physician,” a __-minute comedy, 2m1f;
• script/rights available from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York, New York, 212-683-8960, fax 212-213-1539.
• Cited in Play Index, 1988-1992: An Index to 4,397 Plays, edited by Juliette Yaakov (____-____) and John Greenfieldt (____-____) (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1993), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, 542 pp.
_____ (m), psychiatrist; _____ (m), patient; _____ (f), nurse.
“The Psychiatrist thinks he can cure anything including ‘auditory hallucinations.’ But can he really? It seems as if he still has hallucinations and so does his nurse and latest patient. The patient’s office visit ends in a cacophony of sounds blending all three person’s hallucinations—squawking chickens, whistling boats and barking dogs.”—Dramatists Play Service Catalog 1994-1995 (New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1994), p. 262.
“Psychiatrist, nurse, and patient all suffer from hallucinations.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 302.
John Patrick wrote the play The Teahouse of the August Moon, which won the Tony Award, the Critics’ Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1954; his screenplays include Three Coins in the Fountain, 1954; Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, 1955; The Teahouse of the August Moon, 1956; suicide, 1995.
animal sounds, doctor-nurse, doctor-patient, hallucination, psychiatry.