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Twinges from the Fringe

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Ferrante, Bob Jude (American playwright, 1959-____), “Twinges from the Fringe,”

a bare-stage 75-minute sketch comedy in English,


  •  © 1997 by Bob Jude Ferrante;  •  script/rights available from Bob Jude Ferrante, P. O. Box 515, Old Chelsea Station, New York City, New York 10011, U.S.A., telephone (home) 718-421-6977, e-mail jude@pipeline.com. Cited by Bob Jude Ferrante from http://www.pipeline.com/~jude, December 8, 1997; Ferrante says,

  §  Dramatis Personae ________ (m), thief; ________ (m), thief; ________ (m), thief;________ (m), expert;________ (m), shock-jock;________ (f), prostitute;________ (m), godfather.

  §  Synopsis “Two inept thieves try to steal the audience. An interview with the world’s expert on phlegm. An angry shock-jock receives his comeuppance from an unexpected source. A prostitute is forced into a life in the theater. The godfather discourses on plumbing. An amusement park that’s more of an ‘abusement’ park.

  §Comment “‘Twinges from the Fringe’ is an evening of sixteen sketches, each with a peculiar bite.  •  Bob Jude Ferrante is a member of the Dramatists Guild and is Managing Director of NY Play Development, a free service organization for NYC-area playwrights. As a director, Mr. Ferrante oversaw the first US production of Edward Bond’s The Bundle (Kenyon College, 1981) and Mamta Landerman’s Life of Krishna (1983 Gandhi Festival, San Francisco CA), and several of his own plays.”

  §  Themes amusement, expertise, interview, shock-jock, comeuppance, prostitution, theater, godfather, plumbing, park, robbery.

See also Bob Jude Ferrante’s

  • Men’s,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a restaurant, by the door to men’s room, 8:00 p.m., 2000, 1m1f
  • Scene Analysis for Fun & Profit,” a 10-minute comedy set in the dining room of a suburban home, 2000, 1mf
  • Tragedy, a Comedy,”a 30-minute comedy-drama in English, set in the living room of a suburban ranch house in upstate New York, over four days, 1996, 3m1f
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