By: Robert Frankel
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Type: Duet
Genre: Comedy
Themes: Adaptations, Classics
Running Time: 10 minutes
Speaking Cast: 2 males, 2 total cast
Title Includes: Adult Language
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Part of our unique O. Henry Series in the popular ten minute format, this play is an adaptation of one of the famous storyteller O. Henry's classic "surprise ending" short stories.
Two old friends, one a down-and-out writer, Sheldon Dawe, and the other a successful magazine editor, Jonathan Westbrook, meet in a park to discuss Dawe’s latest submission. As usual, Westbrook has found his friend’s subdued prose lacking in the emotion and drama of real life tragedy. In an effort to prove the true-to-life accuracy of his writing, Dawe concocts a plot to falsely inform his wife that he is leaving her. Before the two friends can carry out their plan, a letter from Dawe’s wife gives them both a firsthand experience of real life calamity, with some surprising results.
Adult Language
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