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The Scrimmage

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Meadows, Denis (American playwright, director, writer, 1944-____), "The Scrimmage,"

a 25-minute drama in English, set in a locker room South of Pittsburgh, 5:00 p.m., July 15, 1974,


  •  © 1983 by Denis Meadows;  •  script/rights available from Denis Meadows, 297 6th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215, e-mail dismeado@aol.com, telephone (work) 718-768-0494, fax 718-768-0494.  •  Cited by Denis Meadows via ftp June 13, 1997; Meadows says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Bronco (m), Butch (m)

  §  Synopsis “Bronco has just heard from his Coach that he’s going to ‘get his shot,’ a tryout with the Pittsburgh Steelers! So he asks Butch to join him for a beer to celebrate—Butch refuses. Bronco suspects Butch has lost still another job and he is right; Butch is not remorseful, though—his boss insulted him by referring to Bronco’s stealing his girl while Butch was in Vietnam fighting for his country. Bronco points out that Butch stopped writing Donna and she was terribly hurt—why did he stop writing? Butch avoids answering this until Bronco pushes him into a corner, where Butch finally admits he was a coward. And he is leaving Pittsburgh, and Bronco’s shadow, for good.”

  §  Themes cowardice, epistolography, sports, Vietnam.

See also Meadows’


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