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The Camel's Back by Susan C. Hunter


ISBN #1-933159-58-8
JAC #2006-0008



  • LAURA: A middle-aged woman at her wit's end

  • NATHAN: Laura's husband.  A man who knows it all.

Plot Summary

Nathan awakens at 3:00am to find Laura, his wife of nearly thirty years, packed and ready to leave him forever.  He tries to persuade her to change her mind, but she has finally had enough of his nit-picking, control-freak ways.  The straw the broke the camel's back?  An elbow.


The Setting

A modern living room, neat and cleanish.


Author Biography

Susan C. Hunter's credits include several published plays and numerous productions of her work across the country. With her partner, Thomas R. Shelton, she was the recipient of the national playwriting award given by the Landers Theatre in Springfield (MO), for their musical adaptation of the classic novel Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink. They were also commissioned by the San Diego Opera to write a children's opera, The Boy Who Ruled the Moon and Sun, which toured schools as part of the company's educational outreach program. Her full-length play, Flights, has been produced both in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, she has had several one-acts produced nationwide, including Traffic Jam, High Hopes, Tired Feet and Dancing Shoes, Heart-to-Heart , Eternal Flame, and Springer Sprung. Many of her works were developed in association with Lisa Soland's All Original Playwright Workshop in North Hollywood (CA). Her husband, Michael Eiden, is a stage director, and her two children, Emily and Andrew, are professional actors.

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