Buggé, Carole Elizabeth (American playwright, novelist, composer, lyricist, teacher, poet, December 7, 1953-____), “Counterpoint,”
a 45-minute comedy in English, set in a coffee bar in New York City, evening, 1999 or later,
© 1997 by Carole E. Buggé;
• in Carole E. Buggé’s Counterpoint (New York: The Author, 1997);
• script/rights available from Carole Buggé, 172 East 4th Street #31, New York, New York 10009, U.S.A., e-mail CBugge@aol.com, telephone (home) 212-353-9607, (work) 917-414-5661, fax 212-353-9607; or from Susan Schulman Agency, 454 West 44th Street, New York, New York 10039, U.S.A., telephone 212-713-1633.
• Cited by Carole Bugge, via ftp July 1, 2000; Bugge says,
_____ (m), 35, _____; _____ (f), 35, _____; _____ (m), 35, mate of _____; _____ (f), 35, mate of _____.
“A couple of thirty-somethings meet in a coffee bar and the encounter progresses in a way neither expected. When their ‘mates’ turn up things get even more complicated.
• “The play can be inter-racially cast easily, and the age range of the characters could conceivably be early 20s, early 40s, or even precocious teenagers if need be. (the material is perfectly suited to college students; there’s no offensive language, nudity, sex, etc.) One setting, the action is continuous, no changes, has been done with just a table, four chairs and a couple of coffee mugs. No actual set is required.
• “‘Counterpoint’ was first produced by Love Creek in 1995 in New York City and was a finalist in the Samuel French annual one-act competition. In 1996, it won first prize in the Maxim Mazumdar Playwriting Competition, and the Alleyway Theatre, in Buffalo, New York, produced it. In 1996, it was also a finalist in the Henrico Company Playwriting Contest, the McLaren Comedy Playwriting Award, the MSU Playwriting Competition, the Marshall University Play Competition, as well as the 1998 William P. & Arlene R. Lewis Playwriting Competition.”
• Page mounted July 1, 2000, and updated July 4, 12, 2000, June 29, 30, July 4, 2005, June 15, 2008, by the site Webmaster.
coffee bar, courtship, dating, feminism, first encounter, flirting, meeting cute, relationship, sexual politics, strong woman, singles scene.