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Parra, Angelo (American playwright, 1948-____), “Prickasaurus,”

a 40-minute drama with humor in English, set in a seedy Lower East Side bar and a Queens, New York, bedroom, very late one bitter cold winter night, 1989,


© 1998 by Angelo Parra;  •  script/rights available from Angelo Parra, 35 Midway Road, Chestnut Ridge, New York 10977, U.S.A., telephone (home) 845-426-3518, e-mail playrite@optonline.net..   •  Cited by Angelo Parra, via ftp, August  20, 1998; Parra says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Gene (m), a studio photographer; Diana (f), a free spirit.

  §  Synopsis “Diana, a wild, uninhibited, young woman has been leading Gene, a quiet married man with children, on a tumultuous roller coaster ride though the streets of New York City’s Lower East Side on a bitterly cold night—bar-hopping and buying drugs.  With his family away for the weekend, Gene, a studio photographer and conservative by nature, is on a date with Diana, whom he thinks will be able to give him the sexual experiences he feels he missed in his straight-arrow, middle-class life.  Gene and Diana end up in Gene’s home, in his marital bed, in a clumsy seduction attempt gone wrong, with destructive and emotionally charged consequences.

  §  Comment   “Please note:  ‘Prickasaurus’ contains adult language and explicit sexual references.”  •  See Angelo Parra’s www.parrasite.homestead.com/writer.html  •  “Angelo Parra, an award winning playwright and the director of the Hudson Valley Professional Playwrights Lab, has had more than 20 productions in the United States and at the Edinburgh International Festival. His newest show, The Devil’s Music, which chronicles the life and music of blues legend Bessie Smith, is concluding a sold-out engagement in New York and is slated for a six week run at Florida Stage. Angelo is a two-time NY
Foundation for the Arts Playwriting Fellow, a member of The Dramatists Guild and the BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. He teaches theatre and playwriting at Ramapo College of New Jersey. His two character romantic ‘dramedy’, Canvases, was read at the Newman two seasons ago.”

  §  Themes bar-hopping, bed, dating, drugs, family, fidelity, inhibition, Lower East Side, marriage, middle class, photography, seduction, sex.

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