Sex on the Sixth Floor: Frustration
Patrick, John (aka John Patrick O’Goggan, American playwright, and screenwriter, 1905-1995), “Sex on the Sixth Floor: Frustration,”
a __-minute comedy in English, set in _____, 1974,
© 1974 by John Patrick;
• in John Patrick’s Sex on the Sixth Floor: Three One Act Plays (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1974), 79 pp., ISBN 0573616116;
• script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., 45 West 45th Street New York, New York 10010-2751, U.S.A., telephone 212-206-8990, fax 212-206-1429, http://www.samuelfrench.com; Samuel French, Inc. 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Dept. W, Hollywood, California 90046-2785, U.S.A., telephone 213-876-0570; fax 323-876-6822; Samuel French, Inc. 11963 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, California 91604, U.S.A., telephone 818-762-0535, Samuel French (Canada) Ltd. 100 Lombard Street, Dept. W, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1M3, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416 363-1108; Samuel French, Ltd. 52 Fitzroy Street-Dept. W, London W1P 6JR, England, telephone (44207) 387-9373, fax (44207) 387-2161, http://www.samuelfrench-london.co.uk/sf/Pages/acted/sfactingeds.html, (trilogy) SF 22602.
• Cited in Play Index 1973-1977: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1978), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, p. 252.
_____ (m), wealthy father; _____ (m), ambiguous son; _____ (f), well-known sex star.
“A well-known sex star is hired by a wealthy father to determine the sexual inclinations of his son.”—Fidell, 252.
• John Patrick’s year of birth is also given as 1907.
• 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.
ambiguity, deception, employment, father-son relationship, sex star, sexuality.