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Mario Fratti

MARIO FRATTI

  (1927 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Susan Schulman Literary Agency  represented by Susan Schulman

Mario Fratti was Professor of Italian literature at Hunter College, this playwright's nearly hundred plays have received mutiple productions in two dozen countries. the Professor also served as .~ New York Drama critic for nine European newspapers. He is internationally acclaimed as both playwright and critic.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        75th, The         Academy, The         Actors         Aids         Alessia         Anniversary         Beata, The Pope's Daughter         Betrayals         Biggest Thief In Town, The         Birthday         Blindness         Bosses         Bridge, The         Brothel, The         Cage, The         Candida And Her Friends         Che Guevara         Chile 1973         Chinese Friend, The         Class Struggle         Coffin, The         Confessions         Cybele         David, Son Of Sam         Dead Man's Bluff         Dialogue With A Negro         Dina & Alba         Dolls No More         Doorbell, The         Elbow To Elbow         Eleonara Duse         Encounter 500 (Cristoforo Colombo)         Erotic Adventures In Venice (Promises)         Family, The         Fire         Fourth One, The         Friday Bench, The         Friends         Gift, The         Girl With A Ring On Her Nose         Half         Her Voice         His Last Hour         Iraq (Blindness)         Jones's Ark         Kissinger         Letter, The         Lovers         Lunch With Fratti         Madame Senator         Mafia         Messages         Missionaries         Mothers And Daughters         New Play, A         New York: A Triptych         Nine         Obama 44         Only Good Indian , The         Originality         Other One, The         Our Family         Patty Hearst         Piggy Bank, The         Pill, The         Porno         Races         Refrigerators, The         RefUSAl, The         Return, The         Roman Guest, The         Seducers, The         Seventy-Fifth, The         Sincerity         Sister         Six Passionate Women         Spies, The         Suicide Club         Suicide, The         Tania         Terrorist         Third Daughter, The         Three Beds         Three Sisters and a Priest         Too Much         Toys         Two Centuries         Two Women         Unique         Vatican Knows (about the kidnapping of that young woman)         Vcr         Victim, The         Waiting         White Cat         Wish, The         Young Wife, The



75th, The

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New York 1980

1st Produced:
Florence    1974

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in "arconscenico", Rome, January, 1972   -

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Academy, The

Academy, The
American women visiting Venice are prayed upon by combined school and agency for young gigolos.

Notes:
aka L'accademia (Rome 1964)

1st Produced:
New York    1963

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1977
in Unpredictable Plays, the New York Theatre experience, Inc >>>    978-0979485206

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Genre:
short play Satire

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Actors

Synopsis:
a loving Father has a secret
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
part of Quartet

1st Produced:
Theater for the New City
155 First avenue, New York, NY 10009    05 Jun 2011

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Genre:
short play. - - Gay, one act

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Aids

Aids
Couple in hospital room in last stages of aIDS. a doctor bribes a dying man's lover

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1st Produced:
London    1987

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Play One act. - - AIDS, one act

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Alessia

Alessia
follows a beautiful young woman's one-night affair with the much older man she hopes (and purposefully plans) to make her new stepfather
- press release

Notes:
part of Love And Sex

1st Produced:
Turtle Shell Theater, NY    2009

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Genre:
short play

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Anniversary

Anniversary
in which a Father sees his daughter once a year to celebrate a birthday

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short play

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Beata, The Pope's Daughter

Beata, The Pope's Daughter
Based on a real episode in Vatican City, this play features unforgettable characters. an exciting young woman who is convinced she is the daughter of Pope John Paul II endeavors to prove it. When she is kidnaped by a political group seeking to blackmail the Holy Father, she recants her claim to protect the Pope and pays a heavy price for her courage.

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Betrayals

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in "Drama and theatre", Fredonia, New York, 1970   -

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Biggest Thief In Town, The

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1st Produced:
New York    1978

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Birthday

Synopsis:
is the woman the daughter? what is the role of the servant?, a distortion of reality for a fuller understanding of it

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Samuel French, NY,    -

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Genre:
Mystery thriller Mystery

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Blindness

Synopsis:
in which a hero is celebrated for his military service in Iraq.

Notes:
Iraq (Blindness)

1st Produced:
Producers Club, NY    2009

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in Unpredictable Plays, NYTe, 2007   -

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One act

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Bosses

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tetralogy of one-act plays on the subject of power

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Genre:
one-act plays

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Bridge, The

Bridge, The
Reverse psychology is used by New York policeman to stop young Puerto Rican from jumping off a bridge

Notes:
aka Il Ponte (Pesaro 1967)

1st Produced:
New York    1972

Organisations:
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1st Published:
McGraw Hill, New York, 1970
in Unpredictable Plays, the New York Theatre experience, Inc >>>    978-0979485206

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Brothel, The

Brothel, The
a stingy old man rents a former brothel for he and his young, naive wife. the doorbell keeps ringing, leading to obsession, jealousy and revelations. Winner of the R. Ruggeri International award. Published with a.I.D.S. and Porno,

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1st Produced:
New York    1972

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in Unpredictable Plays, the New York Theatre experience, Inc >>>
in "Mediterranean Review", Orient, New York, 1971   978-0979485206

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Genre:
mystery One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Cage, The

Synopsis:
Cristiano is an intelligent young devotee of Chekhov, but he has misunderstood Chekhov's philosophy. He refuses all outside contacts and lives in a cage. His realistic family all with a healthy sense of humor try convincing him life's worth living but only Chiara, his voluptuous sister in law, reaches him. He falls in love with her and in a Dramatic confrontation he kills his brother. Thinking he has won the right to love, he asks Chiara to open the cage, but she merely thanks him for releasing her from an unhappy marriage and goes on to another lover. Cristiano is condemned to live in his cage forever. a prize winning play acclaimed by critics in argentina, Japan, New Zealand and America.

Notes:
aka La Gabbia (Milan 1963)

1st Produced:
New York    1966

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1977   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Candida And Her Friends

Synopsis:
a professor questions the impact of his teaching on female students

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Che Guevara

Che Guevara
Dramatisation of the life and death of Che Guevera, the revolutionary

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Toronto    1968

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in Unpredictable Plays, the New York Theatre experience, Inc >>>
in "enact", New Delhi, April, 1970   978-0979485206

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  16            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Chile 1973

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Parma    1974

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "enact", New Delhi, October, 1973   -

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National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - acc.10577/16

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Chinese Friend, The

Synopsis:
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aka L'amico Cinese (Fano 1969)

1st Produced:
New York    1972

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "enact", New Delhi, October, 1972   -

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Class Struggle

Synopsis:
the title is the name of a board game played in America and the play reads like a satirical version of Monopoly with the actor's words making a bitter commentary on contemporary competitive society. This, time the boss is a Father figure who terrorizes his daughter, her boyfriend and the two servants with which they are amicably playing the game.

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Coffin, The

Coffin, The
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aka Confidenze (Rome 1962)

1st Produced:
New York    1967

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Four Plays", edgemoor, Houston, 1972
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Confessions

Confessions
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Cybele

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1st Produced:
New York    1971

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David, Son Of Sam

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in "ars-Uomo", Rome, 1978   -

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Dead Man's Bluff

Synopsis:
a complicated secret-agent kind of story set in New York wherein a jealous woman murders the wrong man and by so doing saves the life of the president. the "boss" here is law and order, who monitors everyone, even presidents.

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Dialogue With A Negro

Synopsis:
a detective investigates a seemingly ordinary break-in which accelerates into a vengeful racial murder.

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1st Produced:
New York    1975

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1st Published:
in "Races", Proscenium Press, Newark, 1972   -

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Genre:
play One act

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Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Dina & Alba

Dina & Alba
about two women who love one another and an older lover who reappears

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part of Love And Sex

1st Produced:
Turtle Shell Theater, NY    2009

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short play

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Dolls No More

Dolls No More
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1st Produced:
Unity Theatre, London    1975

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1st Published:
in Unpredictable Plays, the New York Theatre experience, Inc >>>
in "Drama and theatre", Fredonia, New York, Winter, 1972   978-0979485206

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One act

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Doorbell, The

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aka Il Campanello (Milan 1958)

1st Produced:
New York    1970

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1st Published:
in "Ohio University Review", athens, 1971   -

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Elbow To Elbow

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Original Playwright - Glauco Disalle

1st Produced:
New York    1982

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Genre:
adaptation

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Eleonara Duse

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1st Produced:
Sarasota, Florida    1967

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1st Published:
Breakthrough Press, New York, 1972   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  7            Other:  31 parts

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Encounter 500 (Cristoforo Colombo)

Synopsis:
This love story between Chris, an Italian American, and Isa, a Hispanic, takes place in New York City in the Public Library on Forty second Street on October 12, 1992. they meet in the library while the music of the Columbus Day parade is heard from the street. the characters magically become Cristoforo Colombo, Queen Isabella, King Ferdinand and Cardinal Talavera. Love, tension, conflict, beautiful songs and the voyage are followed by problems, rebellion, doubts, mutiny . . . land! Cristoforo, who was not allowed to love Queen Isabella, falls in love with an Indian woman. He names her Isabella. Back in Spain there are celebrations with songs and dancing. Chris and Isa, happy lovers, join the 1992 parade as love and the human spirit triumph.

Notes:
written by Mario Fratti And Giuseppe Murolo; based on A story by L. Marola And N. Montalto

1st Produced:
Schenectady, New York    1989

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1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc   -

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  4            Other:  optional chorus

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Erotic Adventures In Venice (Promises)

Erotic Adventures In Venice (Promises)
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Family, The

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
New York    1972

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "enact", New Delhi, October, 1972   -

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Fire

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Fourth One, The

Fourth One, The
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New York    1980

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Friday Bench, The

Friday Bench, The
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aka La Panchina del Venerdi (Milan 1970)

1st Produced:
New York    1971

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-

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in "Four Plays", edgemoor, Houston, 1972
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Friends

Friends
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Gift, The

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-

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aka La Telefonata (Rome 1965)

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New York    1966

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in "Four Plays", edgemoor, Houston, 1972   -

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Girl With A Ring On Her Nose

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-

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-

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New York    1971

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in "Janus", Seaside Park, New Jersey, 1972   -

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Half

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in "Other Stages", New York, 1981   -

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Her Voice

Synopsis:
a young woman has been kidnapped. She is gagged and cannot communicate with her young kidnapper. We hear her original and unpredictable thoughts, things the young man could never guess. the theme is the impossibility of communication.

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His Last Hour

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When the curtain rises the boss, who is a youthful seventy, and a young woman are making love in darkness. When the woman turns on the light we see that the man is having a heart attack. He refuses to let her call for help; to be discovered with her would destroy his image and he wishes to be thought of as a great and happy man. In spite of her efforts, he dies.

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Iraq (Blindness)

Iraq (Blindness)
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Jones's Ark

Synopsis:
the Reverend Jones is interviewed in Guyana by a newspaper man. Though Jones insists that his country is a happy one, 14 defectors want to leave with the newspaperman and his photographer companion. Layton, one of Jones's lieutenants, wishes to defect, but kills his fellow deserters and goes away to die. Jones, convinced that revolutionary suicide is a noble act, gathers his people around him and shoots himself. the play ends with scenes from the massacre thrown on to a screen

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Kissinger

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-

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California    1976

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in "enact", New Delhi, 1976   -

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Letter, The

Letter, The
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1st Produced:
New York    1978

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in Unpredictable Plays, the New York Theatre experience, Inc >>>
in "Tempo Sensibile", Novara, September, 1972   978-0979485206

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Lovers

Lovers
a timid wife involved in her first lesbian affair finds herself mired in a hellish web of jealousies instead of part of the benign sisterhood she imagined. the play builds to a surprise conclusion.

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1st Produced:
New York    1992

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-

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Contained in: "Sister and Lovers" published by Guernica editions   978-1550711509

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Thriller. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Lunch With Fratti

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-

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the Letter, Her Voice, the Piggy Bank

1st Produced:
New York    1978

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the Piggy Bank in "Scholia Satyrica", Tampa, Florida, 1977   -

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Madame Senator

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-

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written by Mario Fratti; music And lyrics by ed Scott

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Mafia

Synopsis:
when a man is killed in Sicily, his wife defiantly dresses in white. Why? Who killed him?

Notes:
aka La Vedova Bianca (Milan 1963)

1st Produced:
Tallahassee, Florida    1966

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-

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Proscenium Press, Newark, Delaware, 1971   -

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-

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Thriller

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Male:  10            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Messages

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in "Dramatika", New York, 1976   -

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Missionaries

Missionaries
in which a young priest defends his love for a young nun

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short play

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Mothers And Daughters

Mothers And Daughters
a psychological thriller. In this wealthy, sophisticated family, no one has been murdered and no detective has been invited to solve any crime. But a cruel crime has indeed been committed. Someone in this unusual family has been deeply wounded. Someone is the pathetic victim of an unmentionable crime. Who? Is the mother a new Medea? Repeated discoveries and reversals make for continued excitement, and the ending as in virtually all Fratti Dramas is startling.

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in "Three Plays by Fratti" French, New York,
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Mystery

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New Play, A

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-

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Lumia Theatre, 179 Broadway In Long Branch, New Jersey (Reading)    2006

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New York: A Triptych

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New York    1974

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Nine

Nine
Based on Fellini's classic film 8 , this spectacular musical delighted Broadway theatergoers in a hit revival in 2003 starring antonio Banderas. Nine is the story of a celebrated film director Guido Contini and his attempts to come up with a plot for his next film as he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women, all clamoring to be loved by him and him alone. Flashbacks reveal the substance of his life-which will become the material for his next film: a musical version of the Casanova story. Nine is now a major motion picture from Rob Marshall, the acclaimed director of the 2002 film version of Chicago. Of the Broadway musical, Marshall said it is a sumptuous and emotional work that translates naturally to the film musical genre because of its seamless relationship between fantasy and reality. Composer and lyricist Maury Yeston worked on the film adaptation and created three new songs for the movie musical, which was released in December, 2009.

Notes:
Book by Arthur Kopit; Music by Maury Yeston; Adapted from the Italian by Mario Fratti. Based on Fellini's 8 . Winner! 1982 Tony Award for Best Musical. Winner! 2003 Tony Award for Best Revival of A Musical

1st Produced:
Waterford, Connecticut    1981

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-

1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1983   978-0573681578

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Original Broadway recording: Sony (38235) 1982

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Musical

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Male:  1            Female:  22            Other:  4 boys (or 10m, 13f, 4 boys)

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Obama 44

Synopsis:
Maja: (excited and joyous) Obama, our 44th president, What a triumph! I admire him so much. I love him. Im proud of all Americans. We elected an African-American, showing the world that we are truly democratic. Who killed Maja, the beautiful young woman who loved Obama and worked for his re-election?

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-

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La MaMa First Floor theatre
74a East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003    29 Mar 2012

Organisations:
Voyage Theater Company

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psychological thriller

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Only Good Indian , The

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-

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written with Henry Salerno

1st Produced:
New York    1975

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in "Drama and theatre", Fredonia, New York, 1975   -

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Originality

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New York    1975

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Samuel French, NY, 1980   -

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Other One, The

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-

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New York    1971

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in "Races", Proscenium Press, Newark, 1972   -

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Our Family

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Griffin House Publications, New York, 1986   -

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Patty Hearst

Synopsis:
the story of a kidnapping

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in "enact", New Delhi, 1975   -

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Piggy Bank, The

Piggy Bank, The
a young woman takes a man to her place. Unpredictable things happen: no sex but irony and fun fun fun.

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comedy One act

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Pill, The

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-

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New York    1980

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in "Scholia Satyrica", Tampa, Florida, 1980   -

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Porno

Porno
a young wife is blackmailed because she took part in a porno film when she was young and unemployed. Her husband sees the film in unusual circumstances and is defeated in his attempts to destroy her. Popular in Italy, France, Portugal, Spain and argentina, this play has won numerous awards.

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Mystery One act

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Races

Synopsis:
-

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-

1st Produced:
New York    1972

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Races", Proscenium Press, Newark, 1972   -

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National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - Dep.256/Box 22/2

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Refrigerators, The

Synopsis:
Penny, charming heiress to a huge fortune, lives in a bizarre house surrounded by mysterious, untouchable refrigerators allegedly family heirlooms but actually refrigerated coffins. Penny tries convincing her servant Nicola, an amorous Italian, that her sister Inez is an identical twin. Nicola, suspicious and frightened, discovers that Inez is actually a male scientist and Penny's lover. In the night he experiments with half thawed beauties in the refrigerators. Nicola calls in a short sighted police inspector and there's a fast, funny, unpredictable ending in the hilarious farce tradition.

Notes:
aka I Frigoriferi (Pistoia 1965); Lyrics: ed Kleban. Composer: William Goldstein

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Samuel French, NY, 1977   -

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RefUSAl, The

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-

Notes:
aka Il Rifuto (Mantua 1960)

1st Produced:
New York    1972

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-

1st Published:
in "Races", Proscenium Press, Newark, 1972   -

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-

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Return, The

Return, The
a man's mother, his ex fiancee and his best friend, Maso are awaiting his "return" home. an "escort" appears bearing the man's ashes from a concentration camp. We learn the "escort" and Maso were in the same camp and Maso-- thinking only of his own skin-- had betrayed him. the escort has come for Maso to punish him for his crime. But the mother wants the ex fiancee and Maso to stay-- even though she knew Maso had betrayed her son-- for they are the only two who can make her son still live in her eyes. the author has been called the Pirandello of our time and widely acclaimed in europe and America.

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aka Il Ritorno (Bologna 1961)

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New York    1963

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Mystery Drama One act

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Roman Guest, The

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-

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aka L'Ospite Romano (Pesaro 1971)

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-    -

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-

1st Published:
Ora Zero, Rome, 1972   -

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-

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Seducers, The

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-

Notes:
aka I Seduttori (Venice 1972), music And lyrics ed Scott

1st Produced:
New York    1974

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Ora Zero, Rome, 1972   -

Music:
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Seventy-Fifth, The

Seventy-Fifth, The
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Sincerity

Sincerity
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Sister

Sister
depicts the strains of an Italian family in which a teenage son, wise beyond his years, lives uneasily with his 59 year-old mother and his thirty-something sister. the boy is blessed with a professorial vocabulary and cursed with a judgmental mind. He resents his sister's desperate relationships with men, accuses her of promiscuity and responds self-righteously to his mother's queries about his own relations with women. the play starts off like an indictment of male machismo and double-standards with a Strindbergian touch. then, in typical Fratti style, the play turns on its heel. Shocking, mysterious secrets are revealed. the boy's arrogance gives way to humility and greater understanding
Press release

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La MaMa e.T.C.

1st Published:
Contained in: "Sister and Lovers" published by Guernica editions   978-1550711509

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90 min Play/Drama

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Six Passionate Women

Synopsis:
fast moving parody in the Billy Wilder tradition. Nino, a successful Italian filmmaker, has been stealing ideas all his life. William, his screenwriter, has been stealing Nino's women for years. Six "passionate" women plan a bizarre plot to outsmart and punish these two men. they succeed

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in "enact", New Delhi, 1978   -

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Spies, The

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aka Le Spie (Pescara 1967)

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-    -

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in "Fusta", New Jersey, 1978   -

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Suicide Club

Suicide Club
a Mother joins an unusual club. Her son is alive. "Vintage Fratti his comedies always reflect his satirical bent as he turns a cool eye on contemporary manners." - Bridge, NYC

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue, New York, NY 10009    04 Oct 2012

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-

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Suicide, The

Synopsis:
a young couple sit up waiting for her mother. they become overwhelmed with guilt and they dwell on their shabby treatment towards the old woman. they become obsessed with the thought she has committed suicide. What will people say? When the old lady returns home after having done something kind and thoughtful-- they turn on her and the cycle of cruelty begins again.

Notes:
aka Il Suicidio (Spoleto 1962)

1st Produced:
New York    1965

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in (Four by Fratti", French, New York, 1986   -

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-

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Tania

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
music Paul Dick

1st Produced:
New York    1975

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-

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-   -

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-

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Terrorist

Terrorist
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-

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-    -

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Third Daughter, The

Synopsis:
Italian Father strict with two daughters free with the other, she is the offspring of his wife's infidelity, he plots to destroy both women

Notes:
aka L'assegno (Cosenza 1961)

1st Produced:
New York    1978

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

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-

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Play/Drama

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Three Beds

Synopsis:
Fratti's plays begin with a bizarre situation. This he develops and exploits in innumerable ways. . .to lead us from distortion of reality to a fuller understanding of it.-Modern Drama.

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in "Three Plays by Fratti" French, New York,    -

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-

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Mystery

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Three Sisters and a Priest

Synopsis:
In 1999, Pope John Paul II stated in a public meeting, "Forget the popular notion of actual physical places--fluffy clouds above, an inky inferno below. Think of hell as a state of mind, a self-willed exile from God." This inspired playwright Mario Fratti to write a play in which three elderly, wealthy sisters are fascinated and confused by the Holy Father's words and summon a priest to clarify them. It is an ambush. He does not realize it.
- nytheatre.com

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Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue, New York, NY 10009    04 Oct 2012

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-   -

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Too Much

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1st Produced:
New York    1971

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in "Janus", Seaside Park, New Jersey, 1972   -

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Toys

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Griffin House Publications, New York, 1986   -

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Two Centuries

Synopsis:
a chauvinist husband abandons his wife and goes to San Francisco in 1850, after all as a man he is entitled to do as he pleases

Notes:
written with Penelope Bradford

1st Produced:
New York    1976

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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

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Two Women

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-

1st Produced:
New York    1981

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Zone Press", New York, 1978   -

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-

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Unique

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Baltimore    1968

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "ann arbor Review", ann arbor, Michigan, 1971   -

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-

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Vatican Knows (about the kidnapping of that young woman)

Synopsis:
Pope John Paul II and the daughter of a member of his staff hare a secret.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Theater For The New City, New York    Oct 2013

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-

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-   -

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-

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Thriller

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Vcr

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-

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-

1st Produced:
Rome    1988

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Victim, The

Synopsis:
woman talking to her lover on phone is interrupted by murderer, husband returns, who is the real victim ?

Notes:
aka La Vittima (Rome 1972)

1st Produced:
Sacramento, California    1968

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1980   -

Music:
-

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Comedy Thriller Thriller

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Waiting

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
aka In Attesa (La Spezia 1960)

1st Produced:
New York    1970

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Pot Lore", Boston, autumn, 1968   -

Music:
-

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White Cat

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
aka Gatta Bianca Al Greenwich (Rome 1962)

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-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Races", Proscenium Press, Newark, 1972   -

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-

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Wish, The

Wish, The
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Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Denton, Texas    1971

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Four Plays", edgemoor, Houston, 1972
in Unpredictable Plays, the New York Theatre experience, Inc >>>    978-0979485206

Music:
-

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Young Wife, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

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-    -

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-

1st Published:
in "Three Plays by Fratti" French, New York,    -

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-

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Mystery

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Male:  3-4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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