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“Rosie's Oddball Hymnologic Way to Auntie Brigitte's”

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David Elliot Brown playwright of the year 2003, voted by Player-Playwrights, London


Brown, David Eliott (Scottish playwright living in Germany, December 26, 1964-____), “Rosie's Oddball Hymnologic Way to Auntie Brigitte's,”

a 20-minute black comedy in English, set on a train station platform in Edinburgh, Scotland, 2004,

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; • © 2004 by David Eliott Brown; • in David Eliott Brown’s Rosie's Oddball Hymnologic Way to Auntie Brigitte's (Eitorf, Germany: The Author, 2004);  •  • script/rights available from David Elliot Brown, Krabachtalstr 12 53783, Eitorf, Germany, e-mail dbrown8953@aol.com, http://www.writewords.org.uk/; • Cited by David Eliott Brown, via ftp, January 6, 2004; Brown says,

§ Dramatis Personae Rosie/Mother/JC/Gasman/Tim/Pamela/Voices (f), __, Rosie an optimist. Mother aka Mrs. Ellen Brown, a harridan JC Mr what the hell Gasman Tim a crazed killer or landlord Pamela Voices

§ Synopsis Rosie awaits the train that will take her away from it all to Auntie Brigitte's where she can stay, at least temporarily. Her Mother haunts. JC haunts. Mother gets a bit of lip about a hated dress. Rosie wants the audience to understand her dilemma. Rosie moves to the bath that contains animal organs. heart, liver etc., picks up a mop and begins to mop the floor. She argues with JC, during which she pulls from the blood-filled bath sundry body parts and addresses them. Again JC and Mother harangue her. Rosie converses with Tim, ascribing JC's murder to him. She promises JC's skull to a theatre group for Yorick in Hamlet. Rosie's voices quarrel amongst themselves. Rosie reacts in pain again. Rosie struggles with herself then clasps her hands together as if tied. She fears Tim's trying to kill her, screaming hysterically. She hears a rescuer and the police come to save her and use her as a witness at Tim's trial for being maybe the worst serial killer yet. Rosie advises her voices, "Everyone just be calm. life's too short to be complaining. be happy. laugh and the whole world laughs with you. anyway, the trains taking too long. I want to get to auntie Brigitte's soon. told you about her, her house is like an animal house. no sense of cleanliness and being clean means being closer to god. (she shouts) Taxi!"

§ Comment "Rosie," on which this monologue was based, will be premiered by Bill Calhoun in Bangkok. • The German-language version, "Rosie Raümt Auf," has had two staged readings; it is contracted to Thespis-Verlag; contact Mario Wohllebe, Rigaer Strasse 77, 10247 Berlin, Germany, telephone 030-246-145-67. • Thorn's Hammer, by David Elliot Brown, came in eleventh out of five hundred submitted scripts at the 2003 International Playwriting Festival. He was voted by Player-Playwrights, London, as playwright of the year 2003, • David Elliot Brown is married to Claudia Brown, a German make-up artist who worked with Kevin Spacy on the film Beyond the Sea.

§ Themes bondage, Catholicism, Christ, dismemberment, family, insanity, landlord-tenant relationship, marriage, metamorphosis, mother-daughter relationship, multiple personality, murder, rape, religion, scatology, schizophrenia, seduction, sex game, spring cleaning.



See also David Eliott Brown's

  • "Just One of Those Nights," a 50-minute drama in English, set in a small, shabby, dirty bedsit, London, 1990, 2m1f
  • "Rosie," a 20-minute black comedy in English, set in a flat, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1m1f
  • "Rosie Raümt Auf," a 20-minute black comedy in German, set in a flat, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1m1f
  • "Sally Faces Up," a 20-minute drama in English, set in a cold doorway to a shop, Edinburgh, Scotland, Christmas, 2004, 1m1f

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