Needham, Kylie (Australian playwright, 19__-____), “Poor Baby,”
a __-minute 90-minute comedy in English, set in _____, ____, Australia, 1999,
© 1999 by Kylie Needham;
• in Kylie Needham’s Poor Baby (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia: The Author, 1999);
• script/rights available through The Australian Script Centre, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia, telephone (03) 6223 4675, fax (03) 6223 4678, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben (m), Goldenboy banker; _____ (m), _____; _____ (m), _____; Lucy (f), Ben’s longtime girlfriend.
“Goldenboy banker Ben lives with his longtime girlfriend Lucy—as well as with his small neurosis . . . . See, Ben’s a thinker. He thinks too much perhaps. Wonders why his brother won’t stop talking about his penis. Wonders why his girlfriend treats him like a lap dog. Wonders why his pubescent neighbours got life more sewn up than he does. But mostly, Ben wonders why he shouldn’t just escape into his dreamworld of scotch, smoke and jazz.
Audience age is adult."—Script Search, http://www.verdant.com.au/ozscript/search.asp, accessed August 30, 2002.
brother-brother relationship, courtship, dreamworld, escape, family, introspection, neurosis, penis, puberty, self-concern.