Other Plays by Cleve Haubold
Haubold, Cleve (American playwright, ____-____), "Owl,”
a __-minute comedy in English, set in a pet shop, U.S.A., ____,
© ____ by Cleve Haubold;
• in Cleve Haubold’s Owl (New York: Samuel French, Inc., _____);
• script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., 45 West 25th Street, New York, New York 10010, U.S.A., telephone (212) 206-8990, fax (212) 206-1429, http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/, SF 17654; Samuel French, Inc., 7623 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90046, telephone (323) 876-0570, fax (323) 876-6822; Samuel French (Canada) Ltd., 100 Lombard Street, Toronto, Ont., Canada M5C 1M3, telephone (416) 363-3536, fax (416) 363-1108; Samuel French, Ltd., 52 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5JR, England, telephone (44207) 387-9373, fax (44207) 387-2161, SF 17654.
_____ (m), __, the soft-spoken customer; Dr. Hollyhock (m), __, the salesman; _____ (f), __, the receptionist.
“A soft spoken man wanders into a pet shop to buy an owl. The poor guy is ignored and bullied by the receptionist, then subjected to the outrageous sales pitch by the peculiar Dr. Hollyhock, who tries to persuade Ben that owls are only a popular superstition. As his frustration grows, Ben slowly turns into an owl and settles accounts with Hollyhock in a funny and frightening finale."
• Interior set.
• Anyone who has ever suffered from high handed secretaries and mindless high pressure salesmen will delight in this wild, witty and unusual comedy. Ben's gradual transformation into an owl is a rich opportunity for any actor.”—Samuel French, Inc. . . , http://www.samuelfrench.com, accessed April 20, 2006.
anthropomorphization, bullying, owl, sales pitch, superstition, transmographication.