Other Plays by James J. Brunelle
Brunelle, James (American playwright, 1963-____), “Abandoned,”
a 25-minute drama in English set in Any Rhode Island City, U.S.A., 1997,
© 1992, 1996, 1998 by James J. Brunelle
• in James J. Brunelle's Hatched & Batched One Act Plays (Manville, Rhode Island, U.S.A.: Author, 1998).
• script/rights/reading copy of full script available from http://www.jimmybrunelle.com;
• contact James J. Brunelle, 34 First Avenue, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864, U.S.A, telephone (home) 401-658-3753, (work) 401-658-3753, http://www.zartmo.com.
• Cited to Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online by James J. Brunelle, via e-mail, February 7, 1997, revised March 13, 2007; Brunelle says,
Tony (m), brother to Paul; Paul (m), brother to Tony; Father Matt (m), old friend of Tony.
For months, Tony has been grieving the end of a relationship and the fact that his ex-girlfriend got married two weeks after the break-up. He has been drinking heavily and living in squalor. Paul and Father Matt arrive at his apartment to intervene and confront him with the truth about his drinking, his unemployment, and the loss of his religious faith. Tony eventually chases them from his cocoon, but not without being 'bumped' into beginning the process of letting go and healing.
“Tony is trying to come to terms with the end of a relationship. His brother, Paul, and his old friend, Father Matt, show up to help him out of his depression."
• “You can read a copy of this play and my others on my website, http://www.zartmo.com. There you will find synopses, sample scripts, more plays, plays for kids to do, etc.”
• An early version of 'Abandoned' premiered December 6, 1993, at Beauregard Handel Studio in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. with Craig Handel as Tony, Steve Palmer as Father Matt, Paul Kochanek as Paul, directed by James J. Brunelle, produced by James T. Beauregard and Craig Handel.
• “‘Abandoned’ premiered December 6, 1993, at Beauregard Handel Studio in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. with Craig Handel as Tony, Steve Palmer as Father Matt, Paul Kochanek as Paul, directed by James J. Brunelle, produced by James T. Beauregard and Craig Handel.”—http://www.zartmo.com/plays/abandoned.html, accessed November 23, 2001.
• See also James J. Brunelle’s “Ham Radio,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set in an outdoor café, 2m or 2f; and “The House of Bake,” a 20-minute comedy in English set in the stage of Alexa’s “The House of Bake,” a nationally-available cable access TV show or just a show in Alexa’s mind, 1998, 1m3f or 2m2f; “Slaying Bob Marley and the Minion of Babylon,” a 15-minute drama in English set in an unspecified place, at an unspecified time, 2m1f; "Hose", a 20-25 minute comedy in English, set in a Block Island bar in the present, 1998, 1m; "I'm A Good Little Girl" a 15-minute comedy for a kid to do in English set in a Native American casino in the present, 1999, 1f; "The Happy Club", a 15-20 minute comedy for kids to do set in a classroom in the present, 1999, 3 (m or f); "Vines in a Vacuum", a 20-minute drama set in the present, 1998, 2m1f.
• “I, Jimmy Brunelle, am a writer, playwright, guitar and creativity teacher, runner, songwriter, and human being who lives in Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA. I graduated from Cumberland High School in 1979, attended R.I. College (Kappa Delta Phi), and went on to become all of the above and below. Since 1992, I have written twenty plays, which have been staged thousands of times around the world. I've had the pleasure to direct four of these productions. I have also had some fun acting in over twenty plays. I've been playing guitar and singing for over thirty years, teaching creativity with and for the guitar for seventeen. I have been co-creator or a member of many bands over the years such as Invoke The Kata, Legend, The Blue Clippers, The Bonellies, JB And The Wolf, and Kenny Method. I have produced/engineered the recordings of several artists including: the debut album by Wendy Lapides called NO BLUES, The Blind Poets, Zartmo And The Ovenbeets, Tangible Vandalism, Tia Trivisonno, Jami Hirsch, and Christa Dulude. I am an active member in the Rhode Island Road Runners, and am currently their webmaster and creator of their website. Qualifying for the Boston Marathon was a dream come true. I launched Jimmy Brunelle Play Co. in January of 2000. I am very passionate about providing excellent service to my customers and students. My life is dedicated to expressing and sharing my creativity, and teaching others to do the same. This publishing company is a 'mom & pop' shop run completely by yours truly. Unlike large 'gate-keeper' publishing companies, you have access to the author of the plays. I am available for questions about ordering, scripts, etc. If you have a question, please read the Frequently Asked Questions first. If it isn't answered there, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Feel free to call, but be advised that I am also a teacher and a runner; I am not always home to answer the phone. I will return calls as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours) and when it is an appropriate time of day for each of our time zones. Email is best as I can answer them at any time of the day. If you do call, please do so only between 9:00 AM-9:00 PM EST (click here for time zones). Playwright/ runner/ teachers need their sleep.”—Jimmy Brunelle Play Co.: About Jimmy Brunelle, http://www.jimmybrunelle.com/support/aboutjbpc.html, accessed March 11, 2007.
• Page mounted May 19, 1998, updated January 4, 1999, January 18, March 3, 2000, June 4, 2008, by the Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online site Webmaster.
acceptance, alchoholism, brother-brother relationship, depression, end of a relationship, family, friendship, grief, loss of his religious faith, priest-parishoner relationship, unemployment.