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Steelsmith, Mary J. (American playwright, actor, 19__-____), “Behold a Pale Bronco,"

a 30-minute comedy in English set in a living room, June 17, 1994,

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© 1996 by Mary Steelsmith;  •  script/rights available from Players Press, P. O. Box 1132, Studio City, California 91614-0132, telephone 818-789-4980, e-mail playerspress@att.net;  •  contact Mary Steelsmith, sofiekatz@aol.com, telephone (home) 213-934-5652, fax 213-969-1950. Cited to present author by playwright via ftp, May 22, 1997; Steelsmith says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Buddy (m), __, the couch potato; Billy (m), Buddy’s pal; Monica (f), Buddy’s wife.

  §  Synopsis “Buddy, the couch potato, is not getting any respect tonight. O.J. Simpson is taking his famous drive down the 405 in a white Ford Bronco and will pass right by the apartment house in mere minutes, but Monica could care less. So what if Buddy forgot her birthday? This is history in the making, and Buddy is determined to be part of it, to see himself and his pal Billy on CNN.

  §  Comment “Buddy's choice between his tv habit and reality, ultimately becomes one of life and death, and raises the question—could his addiction be infectious?”

  §  Themes addiction, birthday, CNN, couch potato, history, reality, respect, survival, tv habit.

See also Mary Steelsmith’s
 
  • "Bedside Companion,” a 36-minute drama in English set in a hospital room, May, 1996, 1m3f
  • "They's Weywulves,” a 15-minute comedy in English set at a family picnic, May, 1996, 3f
  • "Women with Casseroles,” a 30-minute comedy in English set in a church basement, 1996, 3f
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