Second Career


Diane has embarked on an unusual pursuit after retirement. She’s made it her personal goal to return every shoddy purchase and voice her complaints about bad service.

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  • Ellen Margolis
    1 man, 1 woman
    10 minute comedy

    About the play: Diane, newly retired and used to being busy, has embarked upon an unusual pursuit. She is making it her mission to return every shoddy purchase, to voice every complaint about bad service, and to stay on hold as long as necessary to see to it that the disgruntled customer is heard. Her helpful friend and former co-worker James has plenty of other ideas about how she could be spending her time. Second Career was produced by Stray Kats Theatre Company in 2017.

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    About the playwright: Ellen Margolis is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the International Centre for Women Playwrights. She has seen her plays produced nationally and internationally, garnering awards and commissions from the New York International Fringe Festival, Shaking-the-Tree, Mile Square Theatre, and the Portland Theatre Guild. Her work has been published by Proscenium Journal, YouthPlays, and Playscripts, Inc. Ellen serves as the Director of Theatre at Pacific University in Oregon. When she is not working, she loves to travel, hike, and cook.

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    Ellen Margolis



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    10 Minute Play






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