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​Magic Bean Books & Readings / Plays​

Personal Growth Through Copier Sales a play by Carl Nelson

Harry Coombs, sixty, and the top copier salesman in his metropolitan area, has suffered a right side stroke.  In order to hang onto his job in a rough, competitive business, he hires Claude Gustafson, airy poet, and son of an old war buddy to assist him.  Harry is forced into the role of mentor and Claude is forced more and more into the full-time role of copier salesman as both struggle to keep their livelihoods, and lives, on track.

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Into the Wild Blue Yonder a play by Carl Nelson

(In comic pursuit of a red dress!)

Bert and Claude had planned an 85th birthday party for their man-crazed mother, Bernice.  But Bernice supplies the surprise by bringing Herb Bottleman, a womanizer she picked up at the airport.  And when Herb ends up preferring Bert's trophy wife Jackie to Bernice, events quickly spiral out of control.

Ollie's Day Out a play by Carl Nelson

Ollie, 84, awakes one day to find his shoes wrapped and waiting under the Christmas Tree.  Taking this as a suggestion, Ollie leaves his assisted care facility for Fitzgerald's, an upscale hotel bar, where he immediately takes a shine to Nikki, who is waiting there for her boyfriend, Paul, to show.  Nikki lets it drop that she is pregnant.  Ollie offers to marry her.  When Paul arrives, Ollie's wit and ardor battle with Paul's youthful arrogance for the heart of Nikki.