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Brownell, Mark (Canadian playwright, 1960- ), "Playballs,"

a 60-minute baseball comedy,


©1993 by Mark Brownell, script available from The Dramatic Exchange or The Playwright's Union of Canada or via e-mail directly from Mark Brownell; rights available through The Playwright's Union of Canada. Cited February 27, 1997. Brownell says,

Dramatis Personae "Lucy Posner (f), 30, trying to break into professional umpiring; Umpire 1 (m, various characters); Umpire 2 (m, various characters)

Comment "Rating is PG (Parental Guidance).

"This play is based on the true-life experiences of Pam Postema and Bernice Gera. Six separate professional productions of the script since 1993 have occurred in North America. Following the premiere at Calgary's Lunchbox Theatre, a separate production played to sold-out houses at in Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille. In 1994, Playballs won the Maxim Mazumdar and 20th Century Ensemble playwriting competitions. Subsequent productions ensued at Buffalo's Alleyway Theatre, the University of Illinois (Urbana) Graduate Drama Program and Solar Stage Theatre (North York). In the summer of 1995, Playballs toured to Fringes in Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Edmonton, receiving "Top-10's" and "Critic's Choice" in all of those cities. The play was held-over in Winnipeg and Edmonton.

"A fully formatted copyscript (Word 6 for Windows) is available from the Playwright's Union. Apologies for any tab-damage in the text file.

"A portion of Playballs appears in "The Perfect Piece II," available from P.U.C. press since October, 1995."

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1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays

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