Where She Went, What She Did
Cunningham, Laura (aka Laura Shaine Cunningham, American playwright, novelist, journalist, 19__-____), “Where She Went, What She Did,”
a __-minute comedy in English in fourteen scenes, set in _____,
© 1988 by Laura Cunningham;
• in Laura Cunningham’s I Love You, Two: Related Acts (London; New York: Samuel French, 1988), 72 pp.), cancelled ISBN 0573623310 , LCCN 90-103856, containing “The Man at the Door,” a __-minute comedy, 2m2f;
• script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., 25 West 45th Street, New York, New York 10010-2751, U.S.A., telephone 212-206-8990, fax 212-206-1429, http://www.samuelfrench.com; or 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90046-2795, U.S.A., telephone 213-876-0570, fax 213-876-6822; or 80 Richmond Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1P1, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416-363-1108; or Samuel French, Ltd, 52 Fitzroy Street, London W1P 6JR, England, SF 25096.
• 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.
Daniel Doleman (m), __, obsessed husband (m), __, private investigator; _____ (m), __, another private investigator; Celia Doleman (f), __, wife.
“Man suspects wife of adultery and has her followed.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 89.
“Daniel Doleman has no idea what his wife Celia does during the day while he is at work. Lately, though, she has been acting very strangely, putting hundreds of miles on the car, running up credit charges and generally acting, as far as Doleman is concerned, like a woman having an affair. Doleman becomes obsessed with thoughts of his wife’s sexual infidelity—so much so that he hires a private investigator to trail her, at a considerable cost. Turns out, Celia simply leads a very active live, and is not having an affair, according to the report turned in by the detective. By this time, though, Doleman is so far gone that he begins to suspect the investigator of duping him—and hires another private investigator to trail the first one!”—1997 Basic Catalogue of Plays and Musicals (New York; London; Hollywood, California, U.S.A.; Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Samuel French, Inc., 1996), p. 258.
• “Laura Shaine Cunningham is a playwright and journalist whose fiction and nonfiction has appeared in . . . Mirabella, among other publications. [She is the] recipient of numerous awards and fellowships for her writing and theatrical work . . . .”—Penguin UK Authors, http://www.penguin.co.uk/Author/, accessed November 21, 2002.
• “Laura Shaine Cunningham is a novelist, playwright and journalist whose fiction and nonfiction work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and other publications. She is particularly well-known for her memoirs. Her 1989 memoir, Sleeping Arrangements, a tribute to her eccentric childhood in the ‘Babylonian Bronx’ of the 1950s, was met with an avalanche of praise and has since become an American classic. The New York Times praised it as \a model memoir . . . funny and sad, irreverent and generous. After multiple reprintings, it has just been reissued in a new edition to coincide with the July 2000 release of her new memoir, A Place in the Country. This new book takes the reader from the cramped spaces of the author’s youth to the rolling greenery of an upstate farm, and it too has been greeted with delight and critical acclaim. Ms. Cunningham has also had five plays produced, the first of which - Beautiful Bodies - has been anthologized in Plays For Actresses and is being widely produced in regional theatres. As a screenwriter she has been commissioned by Bette Midler and Alan Pakula, among others. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships for her writing and theatrical work, Cunningham divides her time between New York City and the Ulster County home that has provided the affectionate and wryly humorous material for her most recent work. “—HVWC - Laura Cunningham and Geri Rosenzweig, http://www.writerscenter.org/cunningrosen.html, accessed January 22, 2007.
• Research could include Laura Cunningham’s Cruising Close to Crazy [3m3f], in Plays by Laura Shaine Cunningham, ISBN 0881452106l.
• Photograph from HVWC - Laura Cunningham and Geri Rosenzweig.
affair, adultery, infidelity, obsession,, private investigation, pursuit, suspicion.
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