Other Plays by Hugh Aaron
Aaron, Hugh (American playwright, writer, reader, sailor, gardener, hiker, b. Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1924-____), “Turned Tables,”
a 12-minute realistic drama in English, set in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 2000,
© 2000 by Hugh Aaron;
• in Hugh Aaron’s Turned Tables (Cushing, Maine, U.S.A.: The Author, 2000);
• script/rights available from Hugh Aaron, 71 Congress Street, Belfast, Maine 04915, U.S.A., e-mail haaron@StonesPointPress.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.hughaaron.com/, telephone (home) 207-338-1921, (work) 207-338-1921, fax 207-338-8379.
• Cited by Hugh Aaron, via ftp January 13, 2000; Aaron says,
Bill (m), 45, _______; Tall Skinny Man (m), any age, _______; Squat Fat Man (m), any age, _______; Bill’s Wife (f), 45, secretary.
“A salesman on a visit to a South American country to sell his wares is subjected to a severe interrogation during which he comes to realize his own emptiness.”—Hugh Aaron playwright - plays biography information, http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsA/AaronHugh.htm, accessed April 13, 2007.
“Bill, a computer salesman, has just arrived in Rio to call on a customer when he is met by two men whom he mistakes for the customer’s emissaries. They take him to a brightly-lit cell with grey walls and interrogate him mercilessly (one is a mime who reveals his thoughts by actions only) asking him for ‘the right answer.’ Not knowing the ‘right answer,’ he seeks to discover it by querying the interrogators who say that only they are permitted to ask questions, not Bill. In frustration, he turns on them, beats them to the floor, and discovers that the interrogators are shams, that they have ‘sawdust souls.’ At this he awakens from what has been a dream; and his wife, with whom he hasn’t made love for months, tries to comfort him. He realizes that all the characters in this drama are himself, that he is the one with the ‘sawdust soul.’”—Hugh Aaron, http://www.hughaaron.com/, accessed April 13, 2007.
• “Although the play is realistic, it has a surreal quality that the audience quickly recognizes from the language and the behavior of the articipants. This feature must be exploited to the hilt by the actors. Only a single set is required, simulating a bare room with a bright light in the center, furnished with three chairs and a couch. In the transition from the dream to the awakened state, the stage briefly goes dark, permitting the Wife to enter and sit on the couch comforting him before the lights return. The physical appearance of two of the actors is essential: one must be tall and thin, and the other short and fat. This play has never been produced."
• “Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Hugh Aaron received a Liberal Arts degree in the Humanities at The University of Chicago. He served three years in the Seabees during World War II, two of them in the Southwest Pacific. He has three children, now self-sufficient adults. He was CEO of his own plastics manufacturing business for 20 years before selling it to write full time. Several of his short stories have been published in national magazines and 18 essays on business management and one on WWII appeared in The Wall Street Journal. Thus far he has written two novels, two screenplays, twenty stageplays, two short story collections, a WWII letter collection, a travel journal, three children's stories, and a book (Business Not As Usual) on business management. Published in September 2005, his newest book is entitled QUINTET, a collection of five novellas. He lives with his artist wife in mid-coast Maine.”—Hugh Aaron playwright - plays biography information, http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsA/AaronHugh.htm, accessed April 13, 2007.
• “Hugh Aaron, born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, was a Seabee in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war he graduated from the University of Chicago where his professors encouraged him to pursue a literary career. However, he made his living as CEO of his own plastics materials business while continuing to write. Only after he retired was his writing published, consisting of two novels, a travel journal, a short story collection, a book of business essays, a book of letters, a child's book in verse and a book of movie reviews. The Wall Street Journal also published eighteen of his articles on business management and one on World War II. Currently writing plays, he resides by the sea in mid-coast Maine with his artist wife Ann Stein. Read Hugh Aaron's Blog.”—Stones Point Press - Authors, http://www.stonespoint.com/authors.html, accessed April 13, 2007.
• “Hugh Aaron, a native of Worcester, Massachusetts, received a Liberal Arts degree in the Humanities at The University of Chicago. For three years as a Seabee he served in the South Pacific during WWII. He was CEO of his own plastics manufacturing business for 20 years before selling it to write full time. Several of his short stories have been published in national magazines and 18 of his essays on business management have appeared in The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of BUSINESS NOT AS USUAL, How to Win Managing a Company through Hard and Easy Times. Currently he’s writing and producing plays.”—Blogger: User Profile: Hugh Aaron, http://www2.blogger.com/profile/09471577108766594794, accessed April 13, 2007.
• “Hugh Aaron is a young octogenarian who served in the South Pacific as a Seabee during WWII. He has written two books about war, one a novel entitled When Wars Were Won, and the other a collection of almost 1,000 letters that he wrote home during WWII, called Letters from the Good War. They can be found at www.stonespoint.com, or at amazon.com. He has also written short stories and plays. A native of Worcester, Mass, he now resides in Cushing, Maine with his artist wife.”—Hugh Aaron - Writers Against War - Spring/Summer 2005, http://writersagainstwar.com/hughaaronspr-sum05.html, accessed April 13, 2007.
dreams, psychology, self-realization, love, marital problems, truth seeking, anger, violence.