Arnold, John (American playwright, 19__- ), "The Pay-off,"
a comedy (PG-13) in English set in the lobby bar of an upscale hotel,
© John Arnold, script available at http://www.dramex.org/plays/scripts/payoff.txt, rights available from John Arnold, <A HREF="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org, or John Arnold/P.O. Box 162596/Sacramento/CA 95816-2596.
FRANK, [m] in his late 50s, early 60s; an obnoxious, bullying TV station owner
ALICE, [f] in her 30s; a confident, take-charge, unintimidated account exec
TED, [m] the 'nice-guy', intimidated sales manager
Synopsis "John Arnold's The Pay-off starts
the evening at a galloping pace. Television station owner Frank
epitomizes the nightmare boss - a blustering sexist who promotes
the women in his ranks on the basis of sexual favors. Frank has
decided to fire the 'uppity' Alice despite the fact that she's
the best performer in his sales department. Frank's sales manager,
Ted, a nice guy trapped behind a big paycheck, reluctantly prepares
to back his obnoxious boss in his latest folly. But before Frank
can deliver the coupe de grace, Alice masterfully skewers him
instead, while the delighted Ted looks on." L.A. Times
review of the West Coast Ensemble's production of 'The Pay-off':
'West Coast's 'Pay-off' Crackles in Second Series of One-Acts'
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