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E P DOWDALL
E.P. Dowdall. It's a "family affair" for E.P. Dowdall, a writer and composer from New York. His uncle is Miklos Laszlo, the Hungarian-born author of Parfumerie, a play best known as the source material for three successful movies, Shop around the Corner, In the Good Old Summertime, You've Got Mail, and the popular Broadway musical She Loves Me. Mr. Dowdall recently took on the task of re-working and adapting his uncle's play from the English translation created by his aunt, Florence Laszlo, wife of the author. Mr. Dowdall had two short plays of his own produced at the SlamBoston 10-minute play festival in fall 2008 and spring 2009. He resides in northern Westchester County where he works as an IT Management ConsultANT and lives with his lovely wife Jill, a part-time actress, singer and videographer.
Research: Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)
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This new adaptation of the play that inspired several movies is a warm, gentle comedy that follows the tangled tale of Parfumerie employee George Horvath. Just days before Christmas, George's boss fires him after mistakenly suspecting him to be the lover of his unfaithful wife. Meanwhile, George's own love life goes awry when he discovers that the stranger he has fallen in love with through a secret correspondence is none other than amalia Balash, a co-worker with whom he constantly feuds. For the employees of the Parfumerie, only the truth can lead to a happy resolution in this old-fashioned, romantic Christmas tale.
Original Playwright - Miklos Laszlo
Asolo Repertory Theatre (Sarasota, Fl, United States) 2009
Playscripts, Inc - New York -
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100-120 min Comedy
Male: 8 Female: 7 Other: 8 males, 7 females, 3 either (12-20 actors possible: 7-10 males, 5-10 females)
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