Tally, Ted (American playwright, ____-____), “Silver Linings,”
a __-minute bare-stage comedy-sketch revue in English, set in _____, ____,
© 19__ by Ted Tally;
• in Ted Tally’s Silver Linings, acting edition (New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 19__), ISBN 0-8222-1027-4, DPS 4088;
• script/rights available from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York City, New York 10016, U.S.A., telephone 212-683-8960, fax 212-213-1539, http://www.dramatists.com.
• Cited by Allen L. Hubby via e-mail email@example.com, March 20, 1997; the citation says,
_____ (m), _____; _____ (m), _____; _____ (f), _____.
• “Ranging over a wide variety of topics and situations there is no story line as such but, instead, a clever mosaic of telling observations and brightly funny events, all dealing with matters of particular moment to today’s young people.
• In one sketch a visiting Soviet comedian, through a long-suffering interpreter, amuses himself but not his audience with stale jokes and turgid punch lines long out of date in America;
• in another two men and a woman, who find themselves in bed together, decide to get acquainted; while in still another a couple meeting at a party engage in a long conversation which runs backward ending with their introduction.
• In these, as in the other sketches, the keynote is freshness and wit, blending into a lighthearted, highly theatrical and fast-paced program which will bring pleasure to both sides of the footlights. Ten delightfully zany and irreverent short sketches created by one of our theatre’s most accomplished young writers[, o]riginally presented by the Yale Cabaret Theatre, and then produced by The American Place Theatre in New York City, the sketches range widely in subject and style, but combine into a continually hilarious and brilliantly imaginative program.”
interpretation, recreational sex, sketch, Soviet Union, visitor.