(1) Under the title "SEPARATE PIECES", these monologues can be performed by several actors. Each monologue is about five to ten minutes long. With the exception of "Union Maid" the pieces are comedic in nature.
An Affair at the Office:
The Biological Clock: A woman in her `thirties has been dating her boyfriend for several years. However, he doesn't make a commitment regarding their future. She invites him to a cafe with the intention of persuading the reluctant boy- friend to marry her.
The Father: He discovers that his daughter wants to many someone he considers entirely inappropriate. He speaks to his daughter as she gradually uncovers the identity of her beloved.
The Feminist Bride: Dressed in her bridal gown, the bride has second
thoughts about marrying her young man. He must make many promises before
the ceremony: he will be a perfect househusband, raise the children,
clean the house while she carries on with her career.
Making the Best:
A busybody meets an old neighbour in a
doctor's waiting room.
The Medical Profession:
A satire in which a man relates his experiences
with doctors whom he visits in order to alleviate the pain in his toe.
He is sent from one specialist to another — psychiatrist, orthopedic
surgeon, general practitioner, endocrinologist, etc until a cure is
:At a convention of psychiatrists, an
eminent psychiatrist advises his colleagues
The time is the 1950's. A thirteen-year-old
girl sits at the telephone and arranges
The time is 1946. A fifteen-year-old girl
attends a party, but no one asks her to dance.
"SEPARATE PIECES" is available at Playwrights Guild of Canada. First performed by Cameo Productions, Montreal in 1990.
|This anthology contains twenty-one pieces in Hebrew translation, and is divided into three sections: Childhood, Love, and In The Community. The monologues were performed on stage in English by Cameo Productions. Subsequently, selections was broadcast by CBC radio, in February 1990. The short stories were published by such magazines as Moment, Viewpoints, Ethos, Quarry, and The Reporter. Published by Or-Am, Tel Aviv, 1992. 92 pages.|