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Micci, Ronald (American playwright, advertising proofreader, 1948-____), “Rough Cut,”

a 10-minute comedy/melodrama in English, set in a men’s haircutting salon (barber shop) in Beverly Hills, October, 1997,

3m,

© 1997 by Ronald V. Micci;  •  script/rights available from Ronald Micci, 75 Vreeland Avenue, Rutherford, New Jersey 07070, U.S.A., voice mail, (work) 212-297-7290, (home) 201-438-3267, email: RMicci@mail.batesww.com.  •  Cited by Ronald Micci via ftp, October 20, 1997; Micci says,

  §   Dramatis Personae Bernie (m), a former Hollywood writer; Murray (m), his partner; Barber (m), a kid.

  §   Synopsis “Bernie occupies barber’s chair in haircutting salon, getting a trim. He reminisces about his days as a Hollywood writer as Murray looks on. When he gets to the part about being forced to sell used cars instead of write scripts, growing hostile—‘What did I know about selling cars,’ or words to that effect—his friend pulls a gun and they rob the place, forcing the kid to empty the register.

  §   Comment “References include A. M. Raychel, Artistic Director, The Theatre-Studio, 750 Eighth Avenue, Suite 200, New York City, New York 10036, telephone 212-719-0500; Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director, The Riant Theatre, 161 Hudson Street, 4th Floor, New York City, New York 10013, telephone 212-925-8353; Turnip Theatre Company, The Studio Theatre, 145 West 46th Street, New York City, New York 10036, telephone 212-768-4016; Marie Filippino, President, Beggars Row Theatre Company & Workshop, Inc., P.O. Box 6207, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054, telephone 201-428-6048; Steppin’ Out Productions, The Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street, New York City, New York, telephone 212-614-0089. [Addendum November 17, 1998] An earlier draft of this play was staged at the Riant Theatre, in New York, as part of the Strawberry One-Act Festival in June, 1998.”

Addendum, 020312: “Rough Cut (3m) (10 min.)
A couple of middle-aged Jewish crooks schmooze a young haircutter
in a Beverly Hills salon with tales of old Hollywood, then stick up
the place.”
  §   Themes gun, haircut, Hollywood, reminiscence, robbery, sales, theft, writing.
  See also Ron Micci’s:
  • Addie and Me,” a melodrama, set in the bedroom of Melanie, a teenage girl, night, 2000, 1f
  • Attack of the Radar People,” a 15-minute radio farce, set in an old-time radio broadcast studio, 1950s, 2m1f (or 3m1f)
  • Biff Bang, American Hero,” a 10-minute comedy spoof of radio cliffhangers in English, set in the cockpit of Biff’s fighter bomber, 1998, 2m1f
  • Dark Snow,” a 10-minute melodramatic monologue in English set in the parlor of Aunt Lida’s home in the New York woods, 1997, 1f [see items below for 2f versions]
  • Dark Snow,” a 5-minute melodrama in English set in the parlor of Aunt Lida’s home in the New York woods, 1997, 2f [see above for 1f version]
  • Dark Snow, Evening,” a 10-minute melodrama in English set in the parlor of Aunt Lida’s home in the New York woods, 1997, 2f [see above for 1f version]
  • Dark Snow, Morning,” a 10-minute melodrama in English set in the parlor of Aunt Lida’s home in the New York woods, 1997, 2f [see above for 1f version]
  • Dark Snow,” definitive version, a 20-minute melodrama in English set in the parlor of Aunt Lida’s home in the New York woods, 1997, 2f [see above for 1f version]
  • Dink Fast, Harry!” a 10-minute detective comedy-melodrama in English, set in Harry Dinker’s dumpy office, daytime, 1998, 2m1f
  • Director's Cut,” a 7-minute film noir, set on a Hollywood set, 1940s, 2m
  • Flying Medusas,” a 10-minute contemporary farce in English, set in the theater of the absurd, at no specified time, 1m1f
  • The Grackle,” a 10-minute radio melodrama-farce in English, set in a radio broadcast studio, 1930s, 2m1f (but could be played with any combo of m/f)
  • Happy Endings,” a 15-minute comedy-fantasy in English, set in the living-room of Cornweevil homestead in Midwest, 1996, 2m1f
  • Harry Dinker, Private Eye,”a 10-minute detective parody in English, set in Harry Dinker’s office in the “downtown section of a grimy city nobody has any use for,” afternoon, 1998,1m1f or 2m
  • Heat Lightning,” a 15-minute comedy-melodrama in English, set in the  downstairs parlor of a broken-down Southern mansion, on a stormy night, May, 2001, 1m1f
  • Herman,” a 10 minute comedy in English, 1m3f
  • High Concept Harry,” a 20-minute dark comedy in English, set in Harry Fleck’s literary/talent office in Hollywood, afternoon, 2000, 2m
  • I, Dadius,” a 15-minute comedy-drama in English, set in the living room of a cozy suburban home, winter, 2000, 1m
  • I Sing to You of Robin Hood,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a tavern in Nottingham, 12th century, 3m1f
  • Kid Valium,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a big city gymnasium, the day of the big title fight, 2000, 3m1f
  • Love’s Cousin in the Carolinas,” a 13-minute romantic comedy in English, set at a park bench in the suburbanNortheast, U.S.A., a Saturday afternoon in late summer, 1998, 1m1f
  • Moonlight’s Little Madness,” a 40-minute drawing room farce in English set in the parlor of the Prescott country estate, England, a spring evening during the Victorian Era, 2m
  • Mr. Gilkey’s Flagpole,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set on the lawn of Mr. Gilkey's home in England, afternoon, 1998, 1m2f
  • November,” a 15-minute tragedy in English in two scenes, set (1) in the downstairs of a house on a lake in the Northeastern United States and (2) on the lake, a November afternoon, 2000, 1m1f
  • Parasites of Ol’ Broadway,” a 15-minute comedy/melodrama in English, set in an alleyway on Lower Broadway, October, 1997, 2m1f
  • A Public Service Announcement,” a bare-stage 5-minute contemporary surrealist farce in English, set in an abstract area, daytime, 2001, 1m1f
  • Tea Cozy,”a 12-minute melodrama, in English, set in The living room of a suburban home, midday, 1998, 2f
  • Thank You, Charlie Chan,” a 10-minute crime melodrama. set in a hotel room in midtown Manhattan, night, 1930s, 3m
  • Thebes Like Us,” a 10-minute spy parody in English set in a cafe on the Nile, 1996, 2m1f
  • Thin Laughter in Heaven,” a 10-minute bare-stage melodrama in English, set on a cliff overlooking a lake, May, 2001, 1m
  • Tragic & Trapped in Teaneck,” a 13-minute comic melodrama in English, set in the parlor of a home in Teaneck,New Jersey, U.S.A., afternoon, turn of the last century, 2m1f
  • Wild About Harry!” a 15-minute detective farce in English, set in a sleazy gin joint; later, Harry’s apartment, night, 2001, 2m1f

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