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“A Bonza Chrissie”


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Ranscombe, Pauline (Australian playwright, free-lance writer, actor, 1943-____), “A Bonza Chrissie,”

a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a suburban sitting room, Christmas Eve in the future,

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  •  © 1994 by Pauline Ranscombe;  •  script/rights available from Pauline Ranscombe, “Combaren,” 49, Brooklet Road, Newrybar, NSW 2479, Australia, e-mail firetrax@synergy.aunz.net, telephone (home) (02) 66871998.  •  Cited by Pauline Ranscombe, via ftp June 30, 2000; Ranscombe says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Husband (m), 45, _____; Wife (f), 45, _____; Detective (m), 45, _____.

  §  Synopsis “A suburban husband and wife try to celebrate Christmas in the traditional manner. Unfortunately, as the snooping detective points out, this isn’t possible, for the rules have changed—they’ve even taken religion out of Christmas.

  §  Comment “This satire requires one set only—a suburban sitting room decorated for Christmas.  •  Productions: 1993 for Christmas in July theatre/restaurant, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia; 1996 six-night theatre season with Baywrite Theatre Company, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia.”

  §  Themes Christmas, future, investigation, religion, rule, suburbia, tradition.

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