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Darren Brealey

DARREN BREALEY  (1969 - )

Nationality:    Australian
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Playwright Darren Brealey is the author of several plays, short film scripts, monologues and short stories. His book, Performing the Goat, a Collection Of One-act Plays, was published in June 2006. ISBN 1 84401 503 3 Brealey first came to public attention in 1996 when his play, the Meeting Place was produced during the Melbourne Fringe Festival. In 1998, Brealey's next full-length work, Three Shorts was produced at Melbourne's Workhouse Theatre. Performing the Goat followed in 1999 containing three one-act plays, as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. In the 2005 Melbourne Fringe Festival he co-wrote with friend, Stuart Pursell and produced Comfort Zone. Most recent is his play, Penniless Penny a one-act play was produced by Walking Into Bars as part of the 2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. also, 2008 saw Brealey's one-act plays, Disturbing Mavis and the Mechanics produced in Singapore as part of the Short and Sweet Singapore 2008 Festival; Disturbing Mavis winning the People's Choice award in Top 30 Week 1 section. Spring was produced in Malaysia as part of the Short and Sweet Malaysia 2008 Festival. In September, Shattered Reflection opened on Wednesday 24th at the Guild Theatre as part of the 2008 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Brealey learnt Drama from the age of six with Arena Theatre and first appeared on stage at the Palais Theatre in St. Kilda, when he was ten, in the 1980 Gang Show. In addition to his training in Theatre, he studied writing at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. (aFTRS). In august 2004, Brealey attended the Robert McKee, 'Story Seminar', claimed to be the world's ultimate writing course taught by Hollywood's master of the craft. the Meeting Place was a critical and public success: "the Meeting Place was a simple even old fashioned story of family and loss. I rarely cry in the Theatre - at least for emotional reasons - but there I was enjoying some new talent. and I was bawling, with the joy of it and of the magic of a good yarn well put, the tears running down my cheeks like a bloody baby." (Ralph McLean - 3RRR). Brealey won a Special Recommendation award for the Meeting Place in the Melbourne Fringe Performance art awards. Three Shorts comprised of three self-contained plays: 'Disturbing Mavis', 'the Stair' and 'Champagne Ladies'. Once again, critical and public reaction to the work was favourable, with 'Champagne Ladies' singled out for particular praise: "With Three Shorts, Darren Brealey has written an eclectic mixture of observations that manage, somehow, to connect . . . with the satirical 'Champagne Ladies' definitely my favourite" (Stage Whispers). Performing the Goat was a strong production and gained a positive audience reaction and critical comment confirmed Brealey's ability to create realistic, original characterisations and dialogue: "Darren Brealey delivers four humorous and often terrifyingly accurate portrayals . . . four short plays that capture colloquial aussie stereotypes and presents them with hilarious accuracy" (Buzz Cuts). Comfort Zone, co-written with friend Stuart Pursell was proven by its audience appreciation, the production received critical acclaim: "Comfort Zone has delivered a rare piece of new Theatre that is hilariously self referential and thematically bold

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        As the Page Turns         Aunt Ethel's Death Notice         Carnival Of the Damned... Funny!         Champagne Ladies         Chicks, The         Comfort Zone         Country Relations         Couple Of Snags, A         Disturbing Mavis         Doped Up Deal         Evangeline         Fergus' Envy         Hainsworth Holiday, A         Happy Birthday, Christmas Bernii         Mechanics, The         Meeting Place, The         Penniless Penny         Separating the Dust         Shattered Reflection         Stair, The



As the Page Turns

Synopsis:
Uba and Meka flea their town on azag, overrun with enemy soldiers and tanks. Uba is separated from his wife, Meka finding an abandoned hamlet in the mountains. Whilst seeking Meka, Teo from Naza-Gan arrives. Teo is making his way to azag to witness the downfall of Naza-Gan. With Teo is Uba's mother, Sofia. Sofia abandoned azag many years earlier when she became a window and remained a single, against the cultural laws of azag. Sofia explains her friendship with Teo recalling his teachings of love and life in Naza-Gan. Uba accuses Sofia of being a traitor. Meka is alive and tells Uba their children were killed by enemy's tanks. Teo claims the spilt blood of Meka's people is the fault of their own. Teo retrieves a knife, as he attacks Uba, Meka throws herself in front of Uba, receiving the knife. Uba attacks Teo, but Sofia intervenes, explaining this is the way it is meant to be. Sofia soothes Uba's anger. She takes Uba's knife from his pocket, as she tells Uba the wrongs of his government's ways. Sofia stabs Uba, and as he lay dying she reassures Uba she has killed him out of love.

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Cosmic Players

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Aunt Ethel's Death Notice

Synopsis:
a death notice appears in the newspaper advising the passing of Mrs ethel Lane, 82 years old who leaves behind a loving and caring family. Three of her distant relatives, having read the death notice attend her home and ultimately to her belongings as her funeral service takes place at St. Peters Church, where she lay in state. Once they realise who each other are, they feel at home until their grievances decree their right of ownership to ethel's personal belongings. as their relationships, integrity and wits disintegrate, their understanding of ethel's passing seems somewhat contrived when ethel returns home with an employee of the local Nursing Home where she has finalised arrangements for her stay. the grieving relatives come to realise they have misunderstood the death notice for another Mrs ethel Lane, 82 years old, who has left behind some other loving and caring family.

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Organisations:
Cosmic Players

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Carnival Of the Damned... Funny!

Synopsis:
Roll up, roll up ladies and gentlemen to Melbourne's Cup of Short Comic Theatre. Be astounded, be amazed! We've scoured the state for the best new short plays of up to 15 minutes. Here they are for your instant gratification. Performed by some of Melbourne's finest actors, our Cup runneth over with some very wicked delights!

Notes:
written by Tom Taylor, Susie Allison, Mark Andrew, Darren Brealey, Alex Broun, Bridgette Burton, Christina Costigan, Christine Croyden, Lindsay Dresden, Peter D Flaherty, David Gannon, Adam Hadley, Iresha Herath, A F Lall, Fabian Lapham, Sam Marsden, Scott McAteer, Kate McLennan, Amanda Mihalakapoulos, Jane Miller, Stephen Nichols, Michael Olsen, David Sharpe, Bruce Shearer, Carl J Sorheim and Michelle Wallace

1st Produced:
Dantes, Fitzroy, VIC    26 Mar 2008

Organisations:
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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Genre:
short comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/99006

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Champagne Ladies

Synopsis:
these two darlings are the epitome of all that is offensive with the society set. Preened, primped, cut and set, the pair meets at one of the 'in' places to see and be seen. Keeping an eye out for their well-heeled colleagues and guzzling down champagne, we are privileged to an insight of our high society pages and ladies of the high-class set. the correct social functions, birthdays, opening nights at the Opera and the Ballet can prove to be hell. One must make sure the correct attire is worn in hats, gloves, shoes, jewellery and shawls to mix and match.

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1st Produced:
Melbourne, Australia    1998

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1st Published:
athena Press, 2006   -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Chicks, The

Synopsis:
This is a seriously scary look at filthy, outer suburb, cigarette-smoking scrags Jenny, amanda and Sheryl. If you thought boys were crude and disgusting when they mob together, these three dirty skanks will have you dry wrenching into your stubbie-holder from the word go. Jenny, amanda and Sheryl could have been the school captain, vice president of the local council or even a shopkeeper. However, their antics with their boyfriends, Peanut, Booga and Pigface somehow distract them from their futures as anything but middle class. Meeting at the local cinema for their weekly ritual of movie going, the three young girls come together to fester their outwardly disgusting habits, language and home secrets.

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1st Produced:
Melbourne, Australia    1999

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1st Published:
athena Press, 2006   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Comfort Zone

Synopsis:
the Arts Minister's coming and the media's on their way, but still there's not enough balloons for the launch of next year's theatre season! In the upstairs office of a small inner city theatre an ugly battle for ultimate power is in full swing. the artistic Director, the Yes-man, the writer and God forbid, even the cleaning lady are slamming doors and opening windows in this fast paced, action-packed tour de farce that takes a knife to this incestuous theatre industry. Comfort Zone tells the story of a woman with more power than she deserves, whose lost touch with the reality of the industry she claims to have single-handedly created. Deirdre James is a protagonist clinging to the last bastion of power (let alone integrity) and in between programming her friend's work and shagging the art's Minister's Pa, she flaunts herself with an air of superiority wrapped round a Greenroom award. This is a woman who can make or break the drug and alcohol addictions of many aspiring playwrights.

Notes:
written by Darren Brealey And Stuart Pursell

1st Produced:
Melbourne, Australia    2006

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Country Relations

Synopsis:
Country Relations brings back those not-so-fond memories of family reunions. In a typical country abode, the nagging and overbearing host Mollie Watts makes small-minded observations in nasal country twang. Whilst her browbeaten husband archibald is generally content to agree apathetically. archibald and Mollie Watts are not your typical quiet country folk. as Dot the cow launches into labour, archibald and Mollie attempt to continue with their family event assisted by the ladies from the Country Women's association. archibald is more interested in showing his stamp collection, and Mollie would like to show the family her slides from the Begonia Festival. as the opening speeches continue, family secrets are revealed.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Trades Hall in the annexe Room, Melbourne    1999

Organisations:
Cosmic Players

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Couple Of Snags, A

Synopsis:
the Arts Minister's coming and the media's on their way, but still there's not enough balloons for the launch of next year's theatre season! In the upstairs office of a small inner city theatre an ugly battle for ultimate power is in full swing. the artistic Director, the Yes-man, the writer and God forbid, even the cleaning lady are slamming doors and opening windows in this fast paced, action-packed tour de farce that takes a knife to this incestuous theatre industry.Comfort Zone tells the story of a woman with more power than she deserves, whose lost touch with the reality of the industry she claims to have single-handedly created. Deirdre James is a protagonist clinging to the last bastion of power (let alone integrity) and in between programming her friend's work and shagging the art's Minister's Pa, she flaunts herself with an air of superiority wrapped round a Greenroom award. This is a woman who can make or break the drug and alcohol addictions of many aspiring playwrights.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Melbourne, Australia    1999

Organisations:

1st Published:
athena Press, 2006   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Disturbing Mavis

Synopsis:
Set in a nursing home, this is a practical look at the subject of growing old and the not-so-attractive consequences. Mavis is a lonely soul who finds solidarity in comforting her husband, alfred. She fills the boredom of her days by reading and engaging in one-sided arguments with an inert alfred. When the ambulance Officers arrive to take alfred away, we discover the reason for alfred's inertia and witness Mavis's frustration and helplessness.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Melbourne, Australia    1998

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1st Published:
athena Press, 2006   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Doped Up Deal

Synopsis:
When money is short and request for payment of bills is relentless, these two unfortunate souls meet a man with an endless supply of money. their immediate worries are over after the first deposit of cash arrives, but when their savour continues in his giving ways, the deal of a lifetime becomes more trouble than it's worth. Living in suburbia isn't what it all cracked up to be and the law of safety in numbers only applies when your neighbours answer the cry for help. Keeping the debt collectors can prove to be hell, but this debt collector won't leave without a deposit in cash or blood.

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Organisations:
Cosmic Players

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Evangeline

Synopsis:
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Fergus' Envy

Synopsis:
In the days when older women took on the role of turning a young girl into a lady, these lunatic women find any excuse for a party. Titiana can't find an unlocked door as she attempts her escape when she wakes up. Falling asleep from Narcolepsy, not remembering where she is or why she is there is something she has difficult with. Day three of Lord Florien Thrust's house party, thrown in honour of Fergus, his valium medicated dog, Gertrude attempts to save Titiana from herself, and lure Florien into donating a large sum of money to her 'cause'. Lucinda attempts to lure Florien into the same fate, yet he dismisses their attempts. Florien falls smitten for Titiana when she says she likes Fergus. Yet, there is a mystery to be unravelled, before Titana falls victim to her Narcolepsy.

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1st Produced:
Melbourne, Australia    2004

Organisations:

1st Published:
athena Press, 2006   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Hainsworth Holiday, A

Synopsis:
the Housekeeper prepares for the Hainsworth family arrival. alfred and two of his children are met by Robert, Elizabeth's boyfriend, at the train station. alfred, tennis pro turned coach has been invited to a conference on Carbon emissions as their motivational speaker. alfred and his wife Julia are two free spirits. alfred enjoys his tennis (students) and Julia enjoys her art (students). George, Elizabeth's ex-boyfriend is keen to win Elizabeth back. Candice, the baby of the family sees how George pines for her eldest sister and devises a plan to overthrow Robert's stronghold. Secretly, alfred's tennis student Mimi arrives to partake in extracurricular tennis games. aunt Isobel announces her intentions of how to pass on the Hainsworth estate. Meanwhile, Mimi and Robert seem to be building their own relationship, as is Marcie and Robert, and as is George and Mimi. all secrets unravel when Isobel finds Elizabeth wearing her diamond necklace. She discovers Robert has a habit of stealing jewellery and passing it on as gifts to his girlfriends. Candice's plan to discredit Robert as a worthy advocate as Elizabeth's husband comes to fruition, allowing George to take up the gauntlet to win Elizabeth's heart.

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Organisations:
Cosmic Players

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Music:
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Genre:
Farce

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Happy Birthday, Christmas Bernii

Synopsis:
Bernadette was born on December 25th and this year is celebrating her 13th birthday. Like each and every year she suffers the injustice of celebrating her birthday on Christmas day at the family Christmas gathering. Tradition has moulded her dreary celebration into cutting of the cake on the patio and then delving into the Christmas celebrations with her extended family; aunts, Uncles and cousins. at today's party her mother has asked her to collect her aunt and Uncle from inside the house to cut the cake on the patio. Bernadette learns too much about her impotent, over-achieving Uncle and overbearing, champagne intolerant aunt. For Bernadette, this year seems to show a little promise of some enjoyment.

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Organisations:
Cosmic Players

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Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Mechanics, The

Synopsis:
Meet old school, all knowing tradesman, Norbet who works hard at keeping ahead of the next crisis in the car repair workshop. He generously takes new kid, Colin under his wing, tutoring him in the sacred Arts of mechanic ethics, love and relationships. Norbet knows a lot of things. He knows. In fact, sometimes, he will tell you too many times what he knows. Norbet attempts to educate Colin about the games men and woman play (or at least the games men think women want them to play.) Colin proves he isn't as stupid as appearances initially indicate.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Melbourne, Australia    1999

Organisations:

1st Published:
athena Press, 2006   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Meeting Place, The

Synopsis:
Who do you find living in a tree lined suburban street? a suburban family of five, as Craig and Sheryl apathetically deal with the death of their love. their three children, David, Michelle and Rick relentlessly struggle with denial, contempt and rebellion. the sibling rivalry abounds with our protagonist David, openly discussing his sexuality within the realms of his family home. Whilst his father is never home to behold a view on leadership and with his mother abstaining from the truth, David struggles to hold his own place in the world. His circle of friends comfort him, however his longing for acceptance from his family remains poignant

Notes:
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1st Produced:
the east Melbourne Hotel (e.M.H.), Melbourne, Australia    1996

Organisations:

1st Published:
athena Press, 2006
http://www.lulu.com/content/2511573   -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Penniless Penny

Synopsis:
During the mid 1800's, Lady Tornsock threw a party for her son and heir to the Primrose fortune, in hope of finding him a wife. the local township attended as guests of Lady Primrose, unbeknownst to Lady Primrose, Master Lauderdale has sent BIGGS, his trustworthy messenger boy to seek out his true love Penny Phonetic. Meanwhile Murgatroyd Miller devises a plan to disgrace Penny and place his daughter, Sally in her place to marry into the family. SMaLLS, Master Lauderdale's trusted manservant foils Murgatroyd Miller's plans.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Dante's, Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia    2008

Organisations:
Walking Into Bars

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  2 (characters can be played by either sex)

Further Reference:
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Separating the Dust

Synopsis:
the mourners have left, their kind thoughts exchanged, the sandwiches and tea have been served. after the funeral service for Mrs Virginia Cromwell, her sons Michael and Chad discuss their mother's Final Will and Testament. It's no secret to the boys their late mother's Final Will and Testament has been divided equally. Chad makes his announcement to contest the Will for his lions share; Michael defends his ground. Chad's wife, Raelene makes her true feelings known about Michael to both of them, which only aggravates the underflow of smoldering years of unspoken hatred between the three of them. the little church on the hill where the funeral service for Mrs Virginia Cromwell was held prepares for another funeral service to be held at five.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
Cosmic Players

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Shattered Reflection

Synopsis:
Christine a corporate psychopath comes home already full of alcohol on Friday night, desperate for a hit or two of her drug of choice to celebrate her fortieth birthday. amy is at home preparing for a night out on the town with her boyfriend, Tyrone. amy refuses sexual favours and Christine's self-imposed birthday party weekend celebration. Bored, she unsuccessfully telephones her fair-weather friends; none of them answer. She eventually ditches the food idea and calls Toy Boys escort agency for a few hours with a Prostitute (Oscar). Shane arrives with Christine's delivery of a dozen bottles of red wine. Confusing him for Oscar, she attempts to seduce him with her sexual favours and wads of cash. Oscar arrives to make a quick buck and service his client well, only to find out Christine has another agenda; keeping him for the night by enticing him with wads of cash. Oscar encourages Christine to enjoy the job he was sent to do; when Oscar touches Christine, she violently lashes out at him. He realises his client is weird, yet loaded with cash and with some intelligent manoeuvres he hopes to fill his pockets.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
the Guild Theatre, University of Melbourne    2008

Organisations:
Cosmic Players

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Stair, The

Synopsis:
the age old story of office politics, red tape and justification of jobs held by employees in power. Mr Green is the company boss. He meets Carson in the stairwell. It's lunchtime, Mr Green is incredibly busy and the lift is broken. Through the two protagonist's conversation, we learn that the task of getting the lift repaired is anything but a simple one. Finding a simple solution via meetings, faxes, memos, voice mail and the trappings of bureaucracy couldn't be easier. Could it? the lift is stuck and we meet in the stairwell.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Melbourne, Australia    1998

Organisations:

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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