A Touch of Spring
Donaldson, Keith (American _____, 19__-____), “A Touch of Spring,”
a __-minute romantic comedy in English, set in black box, 1996,
© 1996 by Keith Donaldson; • in Keith Donaldson’s A Touch of Spring (Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.A.: The Author, 1996); • script/rights available from Keith Donaldson, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. • Cited by The Playwrights Forum - One-Act Plays, http://users.erols.com/pforum/playwrights/donaldson.html, accessed July 24, 2001.
Marni Hutchins (f), 46, University Professor, empty nester in an identity crisis; Brad Foley (m), graduate student also in an identity crisis; Fred (m), Marni’s husband; Yolanda (f), Marni’s best friend.
“Empty nester Prof. Marni Hutchins, 46, feels unappreciated and vulnerable. Husband Fred is inattentive and busy. Marni accidentally ‘bumps’ into a graduate student Brad Foley, in the campus library. He is struggling with his imminent entry into the big bad world. The two equally vulnerable souls become enamored and gravitate to the other. Brad is willing to throw away everything (including a hot girl friend) for her. . . . Marni faces a life altering decision. Her best friend Yolanda works to dissuade Marni, reminding her she and Fred have the best of both worlds and just need to get out of their respective ruts.
“ Set: Black box with various venues indicated by a few props and area lighting. • Premiered at Source Theatre Festival, Washington, D.C., 1996. Nominated for three festival awards. Produced at Love Creek Productions One-Act Festival, New York City, 1997. A scene was selected by Smith & Kraus for its anthology, The Best Stage Scenes, 1996.”—Playwrights Forum, http://users.erols.com/pforum/oneact.html, accessed July 9, 2001.
first encounter, friendship, graduate study, identity crisis, nesting instinct, teaching.