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Freedman, Colette (American playwright, writer, actor, producer, 1971-____), “Bridesmaid #3,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set at a bar at a wedding, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, 2003,


; • © 2003 by Colette Freedman; • in Colette Freedman’s Bridesmaid #3 (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003) ; • script/rights available from Writers Guild of America, west, Inc., 7000 West Third Street, Los Angeles, California 90048, U.S.A., 323-951-4000, 800-548-4532, fax 323-782-4800; contact Colette Freedman, 1527 North Orange Grove Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046, U.S.A., e-mail zaftig@sbcglobal.net, telephone (home) 213-705-1782. • Cited by Colette Freedman via ftp October 17, 2003; Freedman says,

§ Dramatis Personae Don (m), 25, an unassuming guest, wearing suit with ugly bow tie; Patrisha Markowitz (f), 25, the third bridesmaid, wearing ugly bridesmaid dress.

§ Synopsis “Patrisha is the third bridesmaid at her allegedly best friend’s wedding. She is also very drunk on bad wedding alcohol. Patrisha waxes poetic to an unassuming guest, lecturing him on the bad odd's of marriage and relationships. She then hits on him, surprising him with her aggression and delighting him with her zany passion. They discover a similar love of Billy Joel and dance.

§ Comment “A bar and Billy Joel’s ‘Only the Good Die Young’ are the only requirements.” • “In [Red Rover], the kids form two opposing lines and attempt to "break through" the opposing team's line. At first, two teams are chosen of equal size, and they form two lines, facing each other and holding hands. One side starts by picking a person on the opposing team and saying "Red Rover, Red Rover, send 'Jason' right over" Jason then lets go of his teammates and begins a headlong rush for the other line. His goal is to break through the line by overpowering the kid's hold on each other. If Jason breaks through, he chooses one person for the opposing team to join his team, and they both go back and join in their line. If he fails to break through, Jason becomes part of the other team. Each team alternates calling people over until one team has all the people and is declared the winner. Note that since all the players are on the winning team at the end, there really are no losers in this game.”—Red Rover, http://www.gameskidsplay.net/games/strength_games/redrover.htm, accessed October 13, 2003.

§ Themes bridesmaid, gay, Joel (Billy Joel, American pop singer and pianist, May 9, 1949-____), Red Rover, wedding.

See also Colette Freedman’s

  • "Diamond's Aren't Forever," a 10-minute farce in English, set in Schwartz's Funeral Parlor, half past noon, 2004, 2m2f
  • "Field Hockey Legs," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in an art studio, 2:15 p.m., Monday, 2003, 2f
  • "First to the Egg," a bare-stage 10-minute comedy in English, set in a Fallopian Tube, Saturday Night, 2003, 3m1f
  • "Rock, Paper, Scissors," a 10-minute political bare-stage comedy in English, set in an oval office, 1m2f
  • "Serial Killer Barbie," a bare-stage 10-minute black comedy in English, 4f
  • "Shoshanah's Shabbat," a 10-minute black comedy in English, set in Shoshanah's bare apartment, 6:23 p.m., Friday, 2002, 2m1f
  • "Soap Boxing," a 10-minute social drama in English, set in a metaphorical Garden of Eden, 2004, 1m1f

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