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Folie, Mike (aka Michael T. Folie, American speech writer/playwright, 1952-____), “Perp,”

a 7-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a city alley at night, 1994,

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; • © 1994 by Mike Folie; • in Mike Folie’s Perp (Congers, New York, U.S.A.: The Author, 1994); • script/rights available from Mike Folie, 9 North Conger Avenue, Congers, New York 10920, U.S.A., telephone 914-268-7372, www.mikefolie.com. • Cited by Mike Folie via e-mail foliemayer@pipeline.com, November 17, 1996; Folie says,

§ Dramatis Personae Frankie Pulone (m), a fugitive; Mary Becker (f), DEA Officer.

§ Synopsis “Moments after a drug raid, DEA Officer Mary Becker corners Frankie Pulone in an alley as he tries to escape. After she subdues, cuffs and frisks him, they realize that they know each other from high school. Frank stood Mary up for the senior prom, a betrayal that has colored all of her relationships with men. Frank asks Mary to let him escape, trying to turn on the oily charm that worked so well for him in high school. Mary seems to agree, takes off the handcuffs, but then pulls her gun before telling Frankie to run, unnerving him. ‘I have to make this look good, don’t I?’ she asks. ‘I’ll just fire a couple of shots into the air.’ Frank, uncertain, sees that this woman just might be angry enough to shoot him in the back.

§ Comment "Mike Folie perceptively places humor, love and death side-by-side. His plays have been produced Off-Broadway, at many U.S. theatres and internationally. 'Dust' was voted 'Best of the Fest' by audiences at the Steimke Theatre Short Play Festival in Milwaukee, February. 1997. The Adjustment received rave reviews and played to sold-out houses for six months in L.A and was produced Off-Broadway by Jewish Repertory Theatre, starring Liz Larsen. The Adjustment has also been produced by Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City and North Coast Repertory Theatre, San Diego. A First Class British tour of The Adjustment starred Stefanie Powers. Future productions are planned for B Street Theatre, Sacramento, and Florida Stage. His futuristic black comedy An Unhappy Woman ran for three months at Moving Arts in Los Angeles and was nominated for two L.A. Weekly Theatre Awards, receiving the award for Best Actress. Michael's award-winning play Naked by the River was produced by the Lodi Arts Commission, Lodi, California, U.S.A., in October, 1998; Naked By The River has won six national playwriting competitions and has been produced at several regional theaters. Lemonade had a successful run in Los Angeles starring Maxwell Caulfield and has been produced since at New Jersey Repertory Company, where Mike is one of the resident playwrights. Mike's antic road comedy Panama has been produced often, most notably at the Dublin Fringe Festival. Recently Michael wrote the script for The Gypsey's Revenge, a comedy revue starring the musical groups The Coasters, The Platters and The Drifters; the show has played at Harrah's in Atlantic City and headlined at the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Mike has served for two years on the Playwright Selection Committee for the Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony for the Arts and was Playwright Mentor for Tomorrow's Promise, a young playwrights' program funded by the Dodge Foundation. Michael is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Barrow Group Playwrights Lab. Mike lives with his wife, Frances Mayer and their two children, Brendan and Lizzie, in Rockland County, New York." § Themes alley, drugs, gun, handcuffs, longtime friendship, raid, senior prom.

See also Mike Folie's

  • Dust,” 1m1f, a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a bedroom, 1995
  • Flying Blind,” 1m1f, an 18-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a waiting area at JFK Airport, New York City, 1996
  • Naked Mole Rats in the World of Darkness,” 1m1f, a 25-minute naturalistic domestic comedy-drama in English, set at a park bench at the Bronx Zoo, 1994

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