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Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 1965-____), “He Who Gets Laughed at Last,”

a 25-minute dark drama on comedy in English, set the dressing room in a comedy club, 1996,

2m2f

; • © 1999 by Roy C. Booth; • in Roy C. Booth’s He Who Gets Laughed at Last (Bovey, Minnesota, U.S.A.: The Author, 1999); • script/rights available from Roy C. Booth, 3811 6th Avenue West, Hibbing, Minnesota 55746, U.S.A., telephone (home) 218-759-0246, (work) 218-759-0246, e-mail roycbooth@hotmail.com. • Cited by Roy C. Booth via ftp June 26, 2000; Booth says,

§ Dramatis Personae Norman Sutton (m), 22, fledgling comedian; Benny Stiles (m), 55, agent; Bobbi Trenton (f) 32, club owner; Kimberly Nolan (f), 21, college student/club patron.

§ Synopsis “Norman thinks he’s a great comedian. He’s got an agent (whom he blackmailed), an ongoing gig (which he is about to lose), and a legion of fans (all in his head). He is the next upcoming ‘king of comedy,’ and he’ll do anything to insure this (delusion) to come true—even murder.

§ Comment “One set—the inside of a dressing room. Some trick lighting needed near the end. • The play premiered at the Cosmic Java Cafe, in Bemidji, Minnesota, U.S.A., on August 31, 1996.”

§ Themes agent, blackmail, comedian, ghost, murder, reality.

See also:

Booth, Roy C. (American playwright, comic book/games/book store owner, 1965-____),

  • "Alvissmal," a 10-minute Skaldic verse drama in English, translated and adapted from Old Norse by Roy C. Booth, set in outside Thrudheim, Thor's home in Asgard, night, ancient Norse mythological era, 2m
  • "Cafe a la Ionesco," a 32-minute absurdist farce in English, set in a fancy restaurant in Nymore, Minnesota, Tuesday evening, February 2, 1999, 3m1f
  • "Circe," a 5-minute dramatic dance piece in English, set at the gates of Mount Olympus, mythological Greece, 4f
  • "The Coat," a 20-minute drama in English, set in a Greek mountain outpost, late night, winter, 1940, 3m1f
  • "The Coldest Time of the Year," a 20-minute children's play in English, set in a forest in India, long ago, 3m
  • "The Confession," a 25-minute suspense drama in English, set in a small, isolated church, northern Minnesota woods, U.S.A., 1995, 2m
  • "Do You Think Dogs Think? Part I" a 10-minute postmodern comedy in English, set in a college office, today, 3m1f (+ extras)
  • "No Uncertain Terms," a 60-minute postmodern drama on comedy, translated by Roy C. Booth and Peter Birmanns from the German original, set in the headquarters of the Black and White Party, last week, 3m1f (+ extras)
  • "The Peasant and the Waterman," a 15-minute children's play in English, set in Old Russia, long ago, 3m1f
  • "Ratopolis," a 22-minute science fiction drama in English, set in American suburbia, 2045,1m1f (+ extras)
  • "Vafthrudnismal," a 12-minute Skaldic verse drama in English, translated and adapted from Old Norse by Roy C. Booth, set in Asgard, then the Giant Vafthrudnir's hall, night, ancient Norse mythological era, 2m1f

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