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“The Bride of the Gorilla”

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Baldridge, Mary Humphrey (Canadian playwright, 1937-____), “The Bride of the Gorilla,”

a 30-minute comedy in English, set in New York City, evening, circa 1974 or present,


• © 1974 by Mary Humphrey Baldridge; • in Mary Humphrey Baldridge’s The Bride of the Gorilla, 1st edition (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Co-op, 1974), ISBN 091983468X, 17 pp., LCCN 76-383483, now available in copyscript form; • script/rights available from Playwrights Guild of Canada, 54 Wolesley Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1A5, Canada, telephone 416-703-0201, fax 416-703-0059, e-mail info@playwrightsguild.ca, http://www.playwrightsguild.ca/; contact Mary Humphrey Baldridge, e-mail mhb3454@nyc.rr.com. • Cited in Play Index 1973-1977: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1978), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, p. 17. • Also, cited in The Brock Bibliography of Published Canadian Plays in English 1766-1978, edited by Anton Wagner (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Press, 1980). ISBN 0-88754-157-7, ISBN 0-88754-155-0.

§ Dramatis Personae _____ (m), former husband; _____ (f), former wife; _____ (f), ex-wife’s best friend.

§ Synopsis “A divorcee and her best friend spend an acerbic yet comic evening with the ex-husband, re-opening and re-patching old wounds.”—Doollee.com, http://www.doollee.com/Index1.htm, accessed July 23, 2004.

§ Comment Premiered at Factory Theatre West, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, February, 1974.—Brock, 56. • “I was born in Edmonton and I'm a graduate of the University of Alberta. However, I've lived most of my adult life in New York, except for eight years in the 1970s when my husband Harold G. Baldridge was A.D. of Theatre Calgary. In 1981, we returned to NYC, where he is Executive Director of The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. My son does research and lectures at the new vision centre at Dalhousie University, Halifax; my daughter is an opera singer in Seattle. I have two granddaughters and two grandsons. As for my work: I'm interested in the line between reality and unreality and everything I write is character-driven.”—Playwrights Guild :: Main, http://www.playwrightsguild.com/, accessed July 23, 2004. •

§ Themes best friend, divorce, friendship, marriage, ex-spouse, old wound, reappraisal.

See also Mary Humphrey Baldridge's

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