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Sleeping dogs : a play

Author: Neal Bell
Publisher: New York, N.Y. (440 Park Ave. South, New York 10016) : Dramatists Play Service, [1989] ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The play begins on the roof of a Manhattan office building where Park, a hard-driving (and dishonest) insurance executive, and Sling, his protégé, are discussing the dire trouble Park has gotten them, and the company, into by selling policies to bogus clients (Judge Crater, Jimmy Hoffa, Amelia Earhart, to name a few) and then pocketing the proceeds after declaring them dead. Sling, who confides that his wife is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Black humor
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bell, Neal.
Sleeping dogs.
New York, N.Y. (440 Park Ave. South, New York 10016) : Dramatists Play Service, ©1989
(OCoLC)610199540
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neal Bell
OCLC Number: 20842710
Description: 44 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by Neal Bell.

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"The play begins on the roof of a Manhattan office building where Park, a hard-driving (and dishonest) insurance executive, and Sling, his protégé, are discussing the dire trouble Park has gotten them, and the company, into by selling policies to bogus clients (Judge Crater, Jimmy Hoffa, Amelia Earhart, to name a few) and then pocketing the proceeds after declaring them dead. Sling, who confides that his wife is pregnant and he is suffering from terminal brain cancer, is also the holder of one of Park's worthless policies, an aggregation of problems which he solves by leaping from the roof—only to turn up later in the play as a grisly ghost who communes with Park's dissatisfied suburban wife, Sally. But, for Park, the more pressing concern is to retrieve a collection of incriminating computer discs which are locked up in his sealed office, a maneuver which involves a burnt-out, sleazy private detective and Park's brash, sexy secretary (who is not overly pleased to find her own name on one of Park's phony policies)"--Publisher's website

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