Patient #1

Donald Freed
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The year is 2010, the place an elite psychiatric clinic, the Patient #1 is — the ex-president, George W Bush!

Production Info

Cast: 3 total (3 male)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“Donald Freed is a writer of blazing imagination, courage and insight. His work is a unique and fearless marriage of politics and art. I take my hat off to him.” —Harold Pinter

“The play’s unapologetically political author, Donald Freed, has made a career of hunting out horror as well as humanity in an age that seems bent on self-destruction.” —The Los Angeles Times

“We are in the presence of an outstanding dramatic artist, one of huge intelligence, political daring and theatrical imagination.” —The Gate Theater, Dublin

“Donald Freed is the most political and pertinent of all American playwrights.” —Studs Terkel

“PATIENT #1 is a powerful, disturbing and continually gripping drama which caused me to weep for America.” —Ronald Harwood

About the Author


  • Donald Freed

    Donald Freed was awarded the 2006 Pen Drama Prize for his DEVIL'S ADVOCATE. Mr. Freed's plays, prizes, books, and films include INQUEST (directed by Alan Schneider); SECRET HONOR (directed by Robert Altman); CIRCE & BRAVO (with Faye Dunaway, directed by Harold Pinter); THE QUARTERED MAN; ALFRED AND VICTORIA (A LIFE); VETERANS DAY (with Jack Lemmon and Michael Gambon); THE WHITE CROW: EICHMANN IN JERUSALEM. Three Rockefeller Awards; two Louis B. Mayer Awards; Unicorn Prize; Gold Medal Award; Berlin Critics Award; NEA Award for "Distinguished Writing," Hollywood Critics Award; Jonathan R. Reynolds Prize. AGONY IN NEW HAVEN; EXECUTIVE ACTION (novel and film with Dalton Trumbo and Mark Lane); THE GLASSHOUSE TAPES; THE SPYMASTER (Book of the Month); IN SEARCH OF COMMON GROUND (with Erik Erikson, Kai Erikson, Huey P. Newton); THE EXISTENTIALISM OF ALBERTO MORAVIA (with Joan Ross); DEATH IN WASHINGTON: THE MURDER OF ORLANDO LETELIER. Donald Freed is a guest artist at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and at York Theatre Royal, York, England. He is an honorary member of the Pacific Resident Theatre in Los Angeles. Upcoming plays include THE EINSTEIN PLAN with James Cromwell in Winter 2010; 1951-2006 at the Los Angeles Theater Center in Spring 2010; and to be announced, HAMLET (IN REHEARSAL), the American premiere by York Theatre Royal. Recent publications include PATIENT NO. 1 (Broadway Play Publishing); HAMLET (IN REHEARSAL), Broadway Play Publishing; EVERY THIRD HOUSE, Penmarin Books; and AGONY IN NEW HAVEN, Figueroa Press. Mr. Freed's plays are being produced in Italy, France and England in 2010 and 2011, including THE WHITE CROW: EICHMANN IN JERUSALEM, DEVIL'S ADVOCATE, and THE EINSTEIN PLAN.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 8/1/2007
Pages 80
ISBN 9780881453492

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Special Notes

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Patient #1 is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC