Such a Nice Little Kitty
Cook, Pat (aka David Patrick, American playwright, 19__-____), “Such a Nice Little Kitty,”
a __-minute black comedy in English, set in _____, _____,
(+ offstage cat)
© ____ by Pat Cook;
• in Pat Cook’s Such a Nice Little Kitty (Woodstock, Illinois, U.S.A.: The Dramatic Publishing Company, _____), DPC S66;
• script/rights available from The Dramatic Publishing Company, P. O. Box 129, 311 Washington Street, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, U.S.A., telephone 800-HIT-SHOW, fax 800-334-5302, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.dramaticpublishing.com/;
• contact Pat Cook via e-mail email@example.com, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
—Stage Plays by Pat Cook, http://www.patcook.org/index.cfm/MenuItemID/108.htm, accessed December 17, 2006.
Walter Hebert (m), __, paranoid; _____ (m), __, _____; Edna (f), __, Walter’s wife, the devil’s advocate.
“Walter Hebert waits nervously in the dark for his adversary. He stalks his prey and, at the same time, he knows he’s being stalked himself. This . . . cat-and-mouse game includes a fifty-seven pound, complaining (offstage) cat named Cleopatra. And the mouse, of course, is paranoid Walter. Playing the devil’s advocate is Walter’s wife Edna who tries to keep him from getting rid of 'puss puss.' . . . Walter gets rids of Edna! Cleopatra, however, remains and now she’s determined to wipe out Walter.”—Catalog of Plays and Musicals (Woodstock, Illinois, U.S.A.: Dramatic Publishing Company, 1996), p. 323.
“This Houston-based playwright knows what plays well and communicates to an audience. Because his play scripts are all in the category of what we call ‘wholesome entertainment,’ they work well for schools, dinner theatre, and any special occasion when you want to provide an audience with laughs and warmhearted characters with whom everyone can identify.”—Lillenas Drama Resources - Author Information, http://nph.com/nphweb/html/ldol/contributor.jsp?contrib=1747, accessed December 17, 2006.
• Biography: “I got my first taste of seeing my work in print when I was still in high school in Frankston, Texas, writing for the school paper. Then, during the summers, I wrote a column for my hometown newspaper. It wasn't until college, however, when I saw the movie version of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple that I decided to try my hand at writing plays. My first one-act, ‘The Boys In The Halls’, was produced at Lon Morris Junior College in 1968 and has since vanished in some forgotten trash can. After moving to Houston in 1970, I soon found other writing assignments at AstroWorld, educational radio, night clubs and local television. My first play to be published was Rest in Peace, released in 1976 by Dramatic Publishing in Woodstock [Illinois, U.S.A.]. Still, writing was only a sideline along with several other odd jobs, which included playing piano in pizza parlors, acting in local commercials, industrial films and on stage, building scenery and selling pianos and organs. However, more plays got published and along the way, my wife, Rose Ann, taught me the joys of using a computer. This coupled with my conviction to drop everything else and write full time, proved to be a turning point in my life. As of this writing, I have one hundred twenty five plays published by nine publishers. Several of these have been translated into Dutch and German. It’s like that old saying, ‘The harder I work, the luckier I get’. I firmly believe that everyone has a story to tell, a dream to pursue. And, believe me, if I can do it, anybody can.”—Biography, http://www.patcook.org/index.cfm/CFID/32838921/CFTOKEN/68086175/MenuItemID/103.htm, accessed December 17, 2006.
cat, cat-and-mouse, Cleopatra (queen of Egypt, 69-30 B. C.), game, mouse, prey.
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