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A One-Act Play
By Jim Dalglish

Mark and Tom live alone on a remote farm on the windswept plains of North Dakota.  Then one day a rapacious traveling saleswoman drives up the gravel road in a pink Continental.

“Honey, if this isn’t the edge of the world, bet sure as hell you can see it from here... Bet sure as hell.” - Abbey

Awards

Finalist 2000 Tennessee Williams One-Act Play Competition

Characters

Tom - Farm boy in his late teens (Act 1); late twenties (Acts 2 & 3)
Mark -- Farmer in his late thirties
Abbey -- Southern traveling sales woman in her late thirties

Setting

Farmhouse situated fourteen miles from Arvilla, North Dakota, a small rural town on the edge of the Red River Valley. 

Length

35 mins.

Type

Hard-hitting rural drama.

Themes

The disintegration of rural life on the Northern Plains; family dynamics; gay issues; child abuse.

Acting Class Scenes

Dialog (Tom & Mark) pp. 4-8
Dialog (Tom & Abbey) pp. 8-16

Script Completed

Winter 1986

Production History

Reading: Actors Theatre; Saint Paul, Minnesota; 10/05/86
Full Production: Brown University; Leeds Theater, Providence, Rhode Island, 2/10/85 


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