Mary Jane Taegel

Mary Jane Taegel earned a degree in English and political science from the University of Texas at Austin. During a seven-year career teaching British literature to high school seniors, she married an orthopedic surgeon, and it was her husband’s ordeals in the world of medicine that inspired her to begin writing plays, an aspiration awaiting inspiration. “Going Bare,” a romantic comedy about medical malpractice, was first produced in Los Angeles where it won a Best New Play award, and critical acclaim brought eight more productions. In 2002, “Going Bare” was both published and optioned for film by a production company in Los Angeles.

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  Going Bare

Comedy by Mary Jane Taegel

68 pages

3 m, 2 w

Dr. Jack Ramsay, an obstetrician/gynecologist, is "going bare," that is, going without insurance coverage to avoid paying outrageous malpractice premiums. When he is hit with a frivolous lawsuit to the tune of $4.2 million, Jack and his devoted wife, Barbara, conspire to get a divorce that puts all their assets into her name. "You'll be too poor to sue because I'll have all your money," she chirps. Possibly a destitute doctor will discourage the plaintiff's attorney from pursuing a large settlement. Jack loves the idea and so the divorce plans proceed over th...