Phillips, Louis (American playwright, humorist, editor, short story writer, biographer, poet, novelist), “Popcorn,”
a __-minute black comedy set in a movie theatre lobby, ____,
© 19__ by Louis Phillips;
• in Louis Phillips’ Popcorn (Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.: Aran Press, ____);
• script/rights available from Aran Press, 1036 S. Fifth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203, U.S.A., phone: 502-568-6622, fax: 502-561-1124, e-mail email@example.com; the Aran Press Website, http://www.aye.net/~aranpres/index.html, July 6, 1997, says,
Eleanor Monroe (f), 55, temp worker; Jones (m), 60, movie house owner; Morgan Spires (m), 50, producer; Alice B. Coverly (f), movie attendee.
“We are in the lobby of a movie house where Melvin Pilchnik’s latest science-fiction epic, Hell: An Analogue, is sneak previewing to a capacity crowd. In the lobby are Eleanor Monroe, a fifty-five year old silver-blonde temp worker in charge of the candy counter; Jones the sixty year old movie house owner and Morgan Spires, the fifty year old, white haired, producer of HELL: AN ANALOGUE. Everyone in the audience has been given free popcorn as an inducement to watch the movie. Things seem to be going well until Alice B. Coverly staggers out of the auditorium and announces she and everyone in the theatre has been poisoned- by the popcorn!!
“A theatrical attack on the movie biz . . . .”
black comedy, cinema, poison, popcorn.