Other Plays by Gilbert David Feke
Feke, Gilbert David (American playwright, Ph.D., 19__-____), “Psychoneurotic Phantasies,”
a __-minute youth theatre comedy in English in four scenes, set in _____, 1992,
(+ 10 or more extras)
© 1992 by Gilbert David Feke;
• in Gilbert David Feke’s Psychoneurotic Phantasies (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Baker’s Plays; Hollywood, California, U.S.A.: Samuel French, 1992), LCCN 94-105321;
• script/rights available from Baker’s Plays, 100 Chauncy Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02111-1783, U.S.A., telephone 617-482-1280, fax 617-482-7613.
• Cited by Baker’s Plays One Act Play Scripts, http://bakersplays.com/oneact.htm, accessed July 16, 2001.
• Also, 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.
Joshua (m), _____; Elaine (f), _____; Sigmund Freud (m), matchmaker.
“Sigmund Freud jumps out of a textbook and plays matchmaker for high school students Joshua and Elaine—two teens who discover that they can be well-adjusted, even with their phantastic views of reality. Includes a bizarre, uproarious spoof of a children’s puppet show, and the ‘Family Freud,’ a game show with the Jung and Adler families as contestants. (Freud hosts, naturally.)”—Baker’s Plays.
“Sigmund Freud jumps out of textbook to play matchmaker for two high school students.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 125.
• “Young playwright Gilbert Feke has created an off-kilter and strikingly original comedy. . . . An intelligent, intense, bold, and ultimately touching teen comedy, with a unique insider’s perspective into the teen experience. Produced at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall Summer Theatre School, Waltham, MA. Later produced Off-Broadway as one of four winning plays from the 1990 National Young Playwrights Festival.”—Baker’s Plays.
• “Gilbert David Feke's ‘Psychoneurotic Phantasies’ is a breezy and at times sophomoric spoof of post-Freudian psychology, in which Freud himself . . . plays a pivotal role. Two youngsters . . . have wild fantasies, which are acted out by a vociferous team of cartoonlike players. Freud frequently frolics, psychoanalyzing a patient on the kitchen table, and popping up in the classroom. At one point, he becomes the emcee of a television game show called Family Freud, which pits the Adlers against the Jungs. . . . [The] funniest bit has nothing to do with teen-age sexuality or Freud. The scene takes place at breakfast as Mr. Shaw is bedeviled by a frozen waffle that insists on talking back to him from the toaster.”—Review/Theater; Of Ambition, Melodrama And Youth - New York Times, http://query.nytimes.com, accessed March 6, 2008.
• Tanya Lee Thomas and Gilbert David Feke married March 9, 2003.
adjustment, Adler (Alfred Adler, Austrian psychiatrist and psychologist, 1870-1937), children’s puppet show, contestant, Family Feud [sic] television game show, high school, Jung (Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychologist, 1875-1961), matchmaker, post-Freudian psychology, reality, Freud (Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis, 1856-1939____), student, spoof, teenage.