A Brief Encounter


Susan’s elevator connection amazes, then surprises!

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  • Arthur Keyser
    10 minute drama
    1 man, 1 woman, 1 either

    About the play: Susan leaves work late on a Friday afternoon and has the most amazing connection in the elevator. You know the chat that is between strangers but oh so intimate. The imaginative conversation draws the audience in, then they are shocked by the unexpected ending. The show is easy to perform with virtually no props.

    See our other shows set in an elevator: The Elevator Misadventure and Up and Down.

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    About the playwright: Arthur practiced corporate law in Philadelphia area for fifty years. Though he had been a writer for most of his life, he began writing plays when he was 80 years old. His first ten-minute play was one of ten selected for the Odyssey Ten-Minute Play Festival in Florida and was performed before a full house. Arthur is the founder and artistic director of the Senior Friendship Center Performing Arts Theatre, is a lifetime member of The Dramatists Guild of America, and is a member of the Sarasota Area Playwrights Society. Arthur has written four full-length plays, one forty-minute one act play, and more than 24 short plays.

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    Arthur S. Keyser



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    10 Minute Play







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