THE GIRL AND THE SOLDIER

This very short antiwar play for two actors premiered at the Café LaMama, NYC as part of an evening of twenty-two short plays, circa 1965, directed by Joseph Chaikin, with Lee Worley and David Spielberg. In 1967 it was produced as part of Collision Course, directed by Ed Parone, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

EXCERPT

SOLDIER: Boom. Hello. Boom. I’ve only a minute. Boom, boom. I kiss your lips. I kiss your eyes. Boom....Since I have begun to kiss you, boom, thirty-five persons of all ages and perversions have died. Now ten more. Eleven more sheets pulled over the heads of those who just a moment ago were dying. I love you. Boom....

Published by Dramatists Play Service in Seven Short and Very Short Plays by Jean-Claude van Itallie.

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