Waiting for the Bus
Other Plays by Ramon Delgado
Delgado, Ramon (American playwright, 1937-____), “Waiting for the Bus,”
a __-minute allegory drama in English, set in _____, _____,
2m2f; © ____ by Ramon Delgado;
• in Ramon Delgado’s Waiting for the Bus (New York: Baker’s Plays, _____), BP 1284-B;
• script/rights available from Baker’s Plays, 45 W. 25th Street, New York, New York 10010, U.S.A., telephone 212-255-8085, fax: 212-627-7753, http://www.bakersplays.com;
• contact playwright through Baker’s Plays, 45 W. 25th Street, New York, New York 10010, U.S.A., telephone 212-255-8085, fax: 212-627-7753, http://www.bakersplays.com.
• Cited in 1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays, vol 1, (Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.: The Scarecrow Press, 1995), ISBN 0810829851, 273 pp.
Andrew (m), __, the civilized man of cultural accomplishments; _____ (m), __, _____; Edith (f), __, the eternal mother; _____ (f), __, _____.
“This exciting play . . . depicts the progress of Western man and his prospects for the future. Edith represents the eternal mother, the protector and defender of the home, the family, and society. Andrew represents the civilized man of cultural accomplishments whose vision has become blurred through lack of faith in the intangibles of life. The bus, which runs over Andrew, demonstrates the power of Edith’s vision over Andrew’s. The story reaches a denouement with the death of Andrew, but the dilemma remains: Is it better to live aware of the games one plays in life, convinced that there is nothing beneath them; or is it better to accept the games as the only reality, deluding oneself with false hope?”—Baker’s Plays, http://www.bakersplays.com, accessed February 27, 2008.
• By the former editor of The Best Short Plays series.
• On the approved list of short plays for contest for school year 2006-2007, updated 08/02/06 to include revisions beginning school year 2006-07, for the [Austin, Texas, U.S.A.] University Interscholastic League’s One-Act Play Contest. Founded in 1927, it is the largest high school play production contest or play festival in the world. More than 14,000 Texas high school students in more than 1,000 plays participate in 300 plus contests, which take place from the beginning of March through the three-day, 40-production State Meet One-Act Play Contest. The One-Act Play Contest is supported by more than 200 college and university faculty members serving as critic judges. The League’s theatre program is considered by historians to be the foundation of educational and community theatre in Texas. It continues to be a major factor motivating increasing numbers of schools to offer theatre arts as an academic subject.—UIL: Academics - Theatre/One-Act Play: Plays, http://www.uil.utexas.edu/academics/drama/plays.html, accessed August 20, 2006.
accident, bus, death, delusion, false hope, reality.