Mary Courage and Her Children

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Terry Dugan, Jul 11, 2010 - 126 pages
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A battle is brewing in the Senate over a bill to support the troops and indefinitely fund the war against the Arabs, but as public opinion has soured on the bloodshed, some senators are getting cold feet about doing the right thing: voting yes.With the vote too close for comfort, Mary Courage, Washington's top defense lobbyist, turns her spin machine into overdrive to lock up the last three votes needed to secure the funding. However, the new junior senator from the state of Depression, a famous musician swept into office, will use his charm and charisma to kill the legislation and bring home the children of his state to their families. As Mary focuses on political maneuvering, she becomes distracted by the return of her son, Veggie, who was mortally wounded in the war but now rests comfortably on the other end of a ventilator in an army hospital.A dark, three-act comedy, Mary Courage & Her Children uses parody and satire to skewer the political machine and those who grease its gears. Money v. Morality: Which will win the tug of war?

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Terry Dugan is a playwright and author of The Fog People, The Hick Arrives: A Guide to Midwestern Living, How to Write Email that GETS RESULTS & Other CEObservations and Trudy & Colin: The Relationship Guide.

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