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2 Plays
by Nicole Burton
ISBN: 978-1-886420-73-1

Dep-Love:

If an abandoned 8-year old girl can't find true love with an Egyptian fortune-telling hairdresser, where can she find it?

Every month, when Hazel's foster home sends her to Alma's hair salon, Hazel gets more than a shampoo; she gets love. But war breaks out in Egypt, and Alma's family must quickly return home. In their last minutes together, can Alma convince Hazel she is not abandoning her?

The ten-minute play, Dep-Love, was second-place winner in the 1990 Source Theater Summer Festival.

Freudian Slip:

This playful one act drama turns on a play on a play on words. Set in a modern office and featuring actors of differing background cultures, Freudian Slip literalizes and pokes fun at the Freudian concept.

Cover art by Joel Barr

About the Author

Nicole Burton's other plays include Last Call at the Marble Bar, and The Memory Club of America. In 1995, she wrote and co-produced a full-length play, Butterfly Survival, with residents of the Oak Hill Youth Detention Center in Laurel, Maryland.

Nicole J. Burton is an award-winning author of 17 plays produced throughout the Washington, D. C. area and along the Eastern seaboard. She cofounded Everyday Theatre, a community-based ensemble, and produced five plays based on oral history and research. She wrote Southwest Remembered, a one-hour documentary film about the first urban renewal project in the country that won the CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Documentary in 1988.

Ms. Burton, a member of Playwrights Anonymous in Washington, D.C., freely admits to being powerless over playwriting and thanks her colleagues and husband, Jim Landry, for their ongoing support.