Other Plays by Charles Dizenzo
Dizenzo, Charles (American playwright, actor, 19__-____), “Big Mother,”
a __-minute absurd comedy in English, set in _____, 1970,
© 1970 by Charles Dizenzo;
• in manuscript of Charles Dizenzo’s Big Mother (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1970), DPS 1705;
• script/rights available from Dramatists Play Service, 440 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016, U.S.A., e-mail email@example.com, http://www.dramatists.com, telephone 212-683-8960, fax 212-213-1539.
• Cited in 1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays, vol 1, (Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.: The Scarecrow Press, 1995), ISBN 0810829851, 273 pp.
Buster (m), __, Gretel’s son; _____ (m), __, Gretel’s husband; Gretel (f), __, wife and Big Mother; _____ (f), __, _____.
“Surprising things happen: Gretel, wife and Big Mother, tries to force her son Buster to eat his corn flakes by chasing him with a bullwhip; she gets angry at her infant daughter Sweetums and wrestles with her in her oversized playpen; she tries to remove her husband from the scene by sucking him into a vacuum cleaner; when that fails she tries to electrocute him with the family toaster; he survives, and when he later spurns her affections, she castrates him. However, nature restores him to his former state, and all ends happily.”—Charles Dizenzo - playwright, ttp://www.doollee.com, accessed February 29, 2008.
• Premiered in New York City, 1974.
• Music by Braden.
• “Mr. Dizenzo was born in Hackensack, New Jersey [U.S.A.], twenty-seven years ago. After receiving his B.A. at N.Y.U. and attending N.Y.U. School of Law, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he took the next logical step and started writing plays. His plays have been produced at The New Dramatists Committee Theatre, Theatre for Ideas, Theatre Genesis, and the Barr-Wilder-Albee Theatre—all in New York City—; at Antioch College, Marymount College, and Miami-Dade College; and on Channel 13’s New York Television Theatre. Mr. Dizenzo has accepted an ABC Fellowship for the Yale-ABC Playwriting Program: Writing for the Camera. . . . 1966-67..”—The Drapes Come - Google Book Search, http://books.google.com, accessed February 29, 2008.
bullwhip, castration, electrocution, toaster, vacuum cleaner.