A Tale of Two Cities
Quinton, Everett (America playwright, stage, cinema and television actor, 19__-____), “A Tale of Two Cities,”
a comedy in English, set in _____,
© 1990 by Everett Quinton; • in Everett Quinton’s A Tale of Two Cities (London; New York: Samuel French, 1990), ISBN 0573691908, 63 pp.; • 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, SF 22057. • 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), transvestite club performer.
“Aspiring transvestite club performer performs entire narrative of Dickens’ classic to soothe infant left on his doorstep.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 321.
“An aspiring transvestite club performer opens his door and finds—’what in the gay hell!?!’—a baby left on his doorstep. ‘He’s a straight baby, but we can co-exist. I know it can be done.’ And the man proceeds to tell the baby a Grimm fairy tale. When this proves insufficient to stop the baby\s crying, the man performs the entire narrative of Dickens’ classic of the French revolution, playing all the roles—male and female!
“‘An always fascinating, sometimes funny and finally moving evening.’—N. Y. Times,”—1997 Basic Catalog of Plays and Musicals (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1996), p. 7. • Everett Quinton for ten years was “artistic director of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company, a groundbreaking non-profit theater in New York that staged zany works, many by the company's founder, playwright Charles Ludlum.”—CityBeat: Quinton-sentially (2001-02-15), http://www.citybeat.com/2001-02-15/onstage2.shtml, accessed February 25, 2003.
abandoned infant, acting as a profession, desertion, Dickens (Charles Dickens, English novelist, 1812-1870), left on doorstep, transvestism.